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    to put on a movie

    Hi,
    Are these two sentences possible in English? I wrote in brackets how I understand the meaning of each of them.

    1. "Could you put on the MTV channel please?" (could you turn on the telly and swith it on to MTV)
    2. "Coud you put on The Shark Tale please?" (could you take a DVD labelled Shark Tale, put it into the recorder and push the play button)

    Thank you.

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    Re: to put on a movie

    Yes, they are possible and understandable.

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    Re: to put on a movie

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi,
    Are these two sentences possible in English? I wrote in brackets how I understand the meaning of each of them.

    1. "Could you put on the MTV channel please?" (Could you turn on the telly and switch it on to MTV)
    2. "Could you put on The Shark Tale please?" (Could you take a DVD labelled Shark Tale, put it into the recorder and push the play button)

    Thank you.
    OK except "TV" rather than "telly" in AmE.

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    Re: to put on a movie

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi,
    Are these two sentences possible in English? I wrote in brackets how I understand the meaning of each of them.

    1. "Could you put on the MTV channel please?" (could you turn on the telly and swith it on to MTV)
    2. "Coud you put on The Shark Tale please?" (could you take a DVD labelled Shark Tale, put it into the recorder and push the play button)

    Thank you.
    The second is fine (if "Could" is spelt correctly).
    The first sounds very odd. We would simply say "Could you put MTV on please?" (Could you turn on the TV/telly/television and put MTV on?)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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