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    how to use tap

    1) Turn off the tap ( do we say turn off or something else also what we say to turn it on )
    2) Who left the tap running ( I mean the tap was not closed)

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    Re: how to use tap

    Quote Originally Posted by hotspicy View Post
    1) Turn off the tap. (Do we say turn off or something else? Also what do we say to turn it on?)

    Yes - you turn on and turn off a tap.

    2) Who left the tap running? (I mean the tap was not closed turned off.)

    This question is correct.
    See above.

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    Re: how to use tap

    And both phrasal verbs are separable, so you can use emsr2d2's versions - 'you turn on and turn off a tap' - or you can turn it/the tap on/off.

    But, now I think of it, if you leave it on, that's not separable: 'leave the tap on' but 'leave on the tap' - interesting.

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    Re: how to use tap

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    But, now I think of it, if you leave it on, that's not separable: 'leave the tap on' but 'leave on the tap' - interesting.

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    Even quite interesting. This definitely desmonstrates that English got to be learnt/taught by both its 'sounding' and its 'grammar'. Students should never omit that in order to master it perfectly.

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