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    That page has been separate to half.

    She tores the book.
    That page has been separate to half.

    How should I say it in correct way?


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    #2

    Re: That page has been separate to half.

    'The leaf has been ripped in two.'

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    #3

    Re: That page has been separate to half.

    WE don't refer to a page as a leaf, MatthewWai.

    Jasonree123456, "She tores" in incorrect. If you meant to use the present tense, it's "She tears ..." and in the past tense it's "She tore ...".

    For your picture:

    She tears the page in half.
    She is tearing the page in half.
    She tore the page in half.
    She has torn the page in half.

    The page is torn in half.
    The page is being torn in half.
    The page was torn in half.
    The page has been torn in half.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: That page has been separate to half.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    WE don't refer to a page as a leaf, MatthewWai.
    'leaf [countable] formal a page of a book'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/leaf_1

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    #5

    Re: That page has been separate to half.

    I should have clarified my statement. "Leaf" is another word for a page but we don't use it in standard conversation (hence "formal" in that definition). I don't know anyone who would use any other word than "page" for the picture in post #1.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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