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    #1

    wash or washing

    "I'm going to put my T-shirts in the wash."

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    "I'll do the wash later."

    What about the washing? "Hang the washing or wash out."?

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    Re: wash or washing

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I'm going to put my T-shirts in the wash."

    OR

    "I'll do the wash later."

    What about the washing? "Hang the washing or wash out."?
    "The washing" is fine, in fact it's what I would say.

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    Re: wash or washing

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "The washing" is fine, in fact it's what I would say.
    What about "the wash" in this context?

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    #4

    Re: wash or washing

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I'm going to put my T-shirts in the wash."

    OR

    "I'll do the wash later."

    What about the washing? "Hang the washing or wash out."?
    -not a teacher-

    Yeah, the washing is fine.

    "I'll do the washing later." Gerund.

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    #5

    Re: wash or washing

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What about "the wash" in this context?
    Yes, "the wash" is OK too.

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    #6

    Re: wash or washing

    Hang the washing out.

    Hang out the washing.

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    Re: wash or washing

    Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.

    In another context, it might go as follows: 'We just can't afford that dinner, honey! All right, all right! I may've to do some washing up for it'. (At a restaurant)

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    #8

    Re: wash or washing

    US perspective: When it comes to the laundry, I would use only "the wash" and not "the washing."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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