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    Post Put To Curb

    hobokennj.org/2012/09/city-and-stevens-volunteers-to-beautify-washington-street-tree-pits

    "Keep tree pits free from debris and garbage. Garbage should be put to the curb and not in the tree pit each night. Garbage bags can compact the soil around trees, which blocks oxygen and water from getting to the roots. Leaked chemicals from disposed cleaning supplies, bleaches, oils, etc. can kill trees."

    How is "put to the curb" different from "put onto the curb"?

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    Re: Put To Curb

    It sounds very odd to me - maybe its a colloquial US phrase but we'd never say this in British English.

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    Re: Put To Curb

    I would say "take it out to the curb." It's not literally "on" the curb, it is on the sidewalk near the curb.

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    Re: Put To Curb

    Thank you, SoothingDave!

    So, "put to the curb" is poor English?

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    Re: Put To Curb

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