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    #1

    Cut down on

    I've met the sentence " To cut on domestic waste, she normally puts newspapers, bottles,cans, even old shoes in the recycling bin provided by the city council." Is cut understood as reduce? I know the phrasal verb "to cut down on". And why "recycling" instead of "recicle" ?
    Last edited by towcats1; 08-Nov-2014 at 18:59.

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    #2

    Re: Cut down on

    It's wrong without "down".

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    #3

    Re: Cut down on

    You could say "To cut domestic waste" or "To cut down on domestic waste". The items we recycle are called, collectively, "recycling" so the vessel you put them in is "the recycling bin".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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