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    repair to or on

    Hello.
    I would like to know the difference between 'to' and 'on' when they are used with 'repair' as I saw these sentences in a dictionary;

    - repairs to the roads
    - His job is to make minor repairs on all the machines.

    Is it possible to substitute one for the other?

    Thanks!

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    Re: repair to or on

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectera View Post
    Is it possible to substitute one for the other?
    Yes.

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    Re: repair to or on

    Repair to can be used in BrE to mean go- shall we repair to a bar?, often with terms like hostelry instead of pub- it's mostly used when inviting someone for a drink.

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