Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Apr 2015
    • Posts: 57

    make a mess


    Do you say make a mess , for example I dont want to cook because i dont want to make a mess? I wanna say mess everything up. Are they interchangeable?


  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,921

    Re: make a mess

    Quote Originally Posted by irland5 View Post

    Do you say "make a mess"? For example, "I don't want to cook because I don't want to make a mess​"? I wanna want to say "mess everything up". Are they interchangeable?

    See my corrections above. You need to practice correct punctuation. Don't use textspeak or sloppy English - "wanna" is not a word.

    "Making a mess" is not the same as "messing everything up". You could make a mess in the kitchen when cooking a meal simply by leaving lots of dirty pots and pans or leaving smears of food everywhere. Messing everything in the kitchen up would entail strewing everything in the kitchen all over the place.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. out of the mess
    By IQU3838 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2012, 12:50
  2. to mess
    By dilodi83 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-Jul-2011, 19:10
  3. [Idiom] Mess up / Mess
    By sh.hazeri in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19-Jun-2010, 00:42
  4. Mess
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2009, 20:57
  5. In A Mess
    By Jesule in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Apr-2006, 19:33


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts