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    "He cut my kite string."

    Hi teachers,


    "He cut my kite string." I know this doesn't happen in the UK but in Pakistan it is common. So I would like to ask how a native speaker would say:


    Many thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: "He cut my kite string."

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Hi teachers,


    "He cut my kite string." I know this doesn't happen in the UK but in Pakistan it is common. So I would like to ask how a native speaker would say:


    Many thanks in advance.
    "He cut my kite string" is fine.

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    #3

    Re: "He cut my kite string."

    How do you know it doesn't happen in the UK?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-May-2013 at 08:41.

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    #4

    Re: "He cut my kite string."

    I get the impression that, in Pakistan, this a common group activity. A group of people get together to fly kites and they try to cut each other's kite strings.

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    #5

    Re: "He cut my kite string."

    In the cities of India and Pakistan there's no need to assemble a group. The roofs are flat and people fly their kites from the rooftops. Cutting the string of other kite-flyers is the main goal.

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    #6

    Re: "He cut my kite string."

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I get the impression that, in Pakistan, this a common group activity. A group of people get together to fly kites and they try to cut each other's kite strings.
    Yes, the OP said that in Pakistan it was common and I guess that anyone who has seen The Kite Runner knows how it works. However, the question in post #3 was "How do you know it doesn't happen in the UK?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: "He cut my kite string."

    I have no idea whether it happens in the UK.

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    Re: "He cut my kite string."

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I have no idea whether it happens in the UK.
    That's fine, because the question was directed at the OP.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: "He cut my kite string."

    Sorry for the late reply, emsr2d2. :)

    My uncles live in the UK. I asked their sons when they came to Pakistan whether they flew kites as we did. They say "no".

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    #10

    Re: "He cut my kite string."

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Sorry for the late reply, emsr2d2. :)

    My uncles live in the UK. I asked their sons when they came to Pakistan whether they flew kites as we did. They say "no".
    Thank you. It's a shame it doesn't happen here. It looks like fun!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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