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    If the electriciy department takes away our electricity

    Hi teachers,

    1) If the electricity department takes/cut away our electricity after every hour. We must protest against the government. Please correct this?

    2) Perhaps, I need a visit to spec savers to buy one and get one free. I can't understand "spec savers" meaning, is it "special savers"?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: If the electriciy department takes away our electricity

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem PTC View Post
    Hi teachers,

    1) If the electricity department takes/cut away our electricity after every hour. We must protest against the government. Please correct this?

    2) Perhaps, I need a visit to spec savers to buy one and get one free. I can't understand "spec savers" meaning, is it "special savers"?

    Many thanks in advance.
    1) If the electricity department cuts our electricity after every hour, we must protest against the government.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 21-May-2012 at 21:02. Reason: Correction

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    Re: If the electriciy department takes away our electricity

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem PTC View Post
    Hi teachers,

    1) If the electricity department takes/cut away our electricity after every hour. We must protest against the government.
    If the electricity department cuts off our electricity once an hour/every hour/after an hour (I'm not sure which you mean), then we must protest against the government.
    When a sentence starts with an "If" clause, then you need another clause after a comma to say what will happen "if" the first thing happens. With your example, I have assumed that the electricity department is run by the government and that is why by protesting against the government, you are also complaining about the electricity department. If the electricity department is run by a private company, then you would complain to the department or perhaps to the government.



    2) Perhaps, I need a visit to spec savers to buy one and get one free. I can't understand "spec savers" meaning, is it "special savers"?
    Specsavers is a British company - an opticians. They sell glasses (spectacles). The word "spectacles" is frequently shortened to "specs". At "Specsavers" you can save money (be a "saver") when you buy your spectacles.
    You don't need a comma after "Perhaps".

    Many thanks in advance.
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    Re: If the electriciy department takes away our electricity

    Thank you for the replies.
    So I can use both 'cut' or 'cut off'?
    I mean they cut off the electricity after every hour. It goes off at 7 and comes back on 8 then again it goes off 9 and so on.

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    Re: If the electriciy department takes away our electricity

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem PTC View Post
    Thank you for the replies.
    So I can use both 'cut' or 'cut off'?
    I mean they cut off the electricity after every hour. It goes off at 7 and comes back on 8 then again it goes off 9 and so on.
    The power is switched on for an hour, then off for an hour, all day.

    "They cut the electricity off every hour" doesn't really fit there.

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    Re: If the electriciy department takes away our electricity

    Rolling blackout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Rolling blackouts" are what you are describing.

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