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    #1

    suck sth, at sth and on sth

    Hello,

    What's the difference between "suck sth", "suck at sth" and "suck on sth"?

    Thx

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    #2

    Re: suck sth, at sth and on sth

    Please don't use "sth" on this forum.

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    #3

    Re: suck sth, at sth and on sth

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Kasamb:

    1. "Plants suck moisture from the earth." -- Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.

    2.
    "The child sucked on her thumb." -- The New Oxford American Dictionary.

    3. I suck at math. (That is absolutely true. I know nothing about math. So I hate it, and I fear it!)


    James

    P.S. Do you mind my giving you some respectful advice? Even in 2014, some people still find that word as used in #3 as somewhat vulgar -- especially when used in this sense:

    Mona: What do you think about Mr. X's class?
    James: It sucks! (It's very bad.)

    In the business world, it might be a good idea NOT to use that word -- except in the senses of #1 and #2.

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