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    What do you call it?

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    What do you call it? I'd say it's a brush, but I'm not sure.
    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: What do you call it?

    It looks like a toilet brush to me.

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    Re: What do you call it?

    Yeah, it's for a toilet. Can I say simply a "brush"?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: What do you call it?

    A brush may be a toothbrush, hairbrush, shoe brush, shaving brush, etc.

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    #5

    Re: What do you call it?

    You can, but it will not be understood. There are other brushes.

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    Re: What do you call it?

    I'm going to stick my neck out and say that to the overwhelming majority of native English speakers, this is a brush:



    Specifically, it's a sweeping brush, but with one exception, every other brush is named according to its purpose: toothbrush, shaving brush, lavatory brush, scrubbing brush, bottlebrush, paintbrush, hairbrush, nailbrush etc.

    The exception is a hand brush — also used for sweeping on a smaller scale and often paired with a dustpan:


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    Re: What do you call it?

    In BrE, what Rover has posted is a broom. It's specifically an outside broom. One with softer bristles is an (indoor) broom. The second picture is "a dustpan and brush". The picture in the original post is definitely a "toilet brush".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What do you call it?

    In my dialect of BE, this is a broom:


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    Re: What do you call it?

    Sorry, I am utterly convinced you're an AusE speaker! Oops. For me, that's a besom.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What do you call it?

    (Not an Australian)

    In NW England, a besom is a homemade broom made out of twigs:



    Witches ride on broomsicks — not besom sticks.


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