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    Cool bogged?

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences correct?

    'You have to take a big thrust before the hill otherwise you will bog"

    "You have to take a big thrust because it's quite sandy over there"

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    Re: bogged?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences correct?

    'You have to take a big thrust before the hill otherwise you will bog"

    "You have to take a big thrust because it's quite sandy over there"
    To the best of my knowledge there is no such verb as "to bog". "To bog down" might be acceptable, it depends on the context.

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    Cool Re: bogged?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    To the best of my knowledge there is no such verb as "to bog". "To bog down" might be acceptable, it depends on the context.
    When the wheels cannot move a car because of the sands... There must be such a verb in English... .

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    Re: bogged?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    When the wheels cannot move a car because of the sands... There must be such a verb in English... .
    Yes, the phrasal verb "to bog down", we say "The car bogged down in the sand".

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    Re: bogged?

    I'd say: "got/became bogged down" in that utterance.

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