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    Cool Will be temporarily fixed/will temporarily fixed

    Hello,

    Where is "temporarily" supposed to be here, please:

    -My car will be temporarily fixed for this afternoon.

    -My car will temporarily be fixed for this afternoon.

    Thanks a lot

    Will

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    Re: Will be temporarily fixed/will temporarily fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Where is "temporarily" supposed to be here, please:

    -My car will be temporarily fixed for this afternoon.

    -My car will temporarily be fixed for this afternoon.

    Thanks a lot

    Will
    Neither is very natural, Will. Are you trying to say that you will make a temporary repair on your car so that you can use it this afternoon?

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    Re: Will be temporarily fixed/will temporarily fixed

    In fact, the mecanic will make a temporary repair. In this case, can I say "my car will temporarily be fixed" then?


    Thank you for your help, Bhai.
    Last edited by Will17; 21-May-2012 at 09:35.

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    Re: Will be temporarily fixed/will temporarily fixed

    Thank you for your help, Bhai.

    In fact, the mecanic will make a temporary repair. In this case, can I say "my car will temporarily be fixed" then?

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    Re: Will be temporarily fixed/will temporarily fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Thank you for your help, Bhai.

    In fact, the mechanic will make a temporary repair. In this case, can I say "my car will temporarily be fixed" then?
    "The mechanic will make a temporary repair so that I can use the car."

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    Re: Will be temporarily fixed/will temporarily fixed

    Being "temporarily fixed" isn't a very natural expression. We do refer to a "temporary repair" as you have done correctly. I would say:

    The mechanic (note spelling) will make a temporary repair to my car this afternoon.
    The mechanic will patch up my car this afternoon, but I will have to have it repaired properly at a later date.

    I think the problem is that if you say your car is "fixed" that suggests that the repair was successful, not temporary.

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