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    broke down/broke

    Hi,
    Could someone please let me know which of these sentences are wrong?

    1. "My TV broke down."

    2. "My TV broke."

    3. "My car broke."

    4. My car broke down."

    Thank you.

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    Re: broke down/broke

    Personally, I'd say none. If something breaks (down), it stops working.

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    #3

    Re: broke down/broke

    Quote Originally Posted by worcester View Post
    Hi,
    Could someone please let me know which of these sentences are wrong?

    1. "My TV broke down."

    2. "My TV broke."

    3. "My car broke."

    4. My car broke down."

    Thank you.
    For 1 and 2, while they would be understood, TVs don't usually break; they stop working.

    Number 3 is very odd. Number 4 is quite common.

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