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    Question Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    A girl is child and she is wearing a red short pants and a sleeveless T-shirt. She is holding a cock on her hand and she is watering the flowers .
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    Re: Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    How on earth did you get the word 'cock' for the water nozzle?

    'Cock' is either the term for the male bird of certain species, or a term for the male genitalia. There are various names for the item she's holding, such as a spray nozzle or spray pistol, but please, do not write about little girls and cocks.

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    Re: Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    How on earth did you get the word 'cock' for the water nozzle?.
    It's not quite as weird as it seems. Although not appropriate in describing this picture, 'cock' is used in British English for certain types of taps/faucets.

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    Re: Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    I'd say "... holding whatever in her hand."
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 25-Jul-2015 at 18:32.

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    Re: Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lê Thiên Hoàng View Post
    A girl is child and she is wearing a red short pants and a sleeveless T-shirt. She is holding a cock on her hand and she is watering the flowers .
    Thanks.
    Try "There is a young girl wearing red shorts ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lê Thiên Hoàng View Post
    A girl is child and she is wearing a red short pants and a sleeveless T-shirt. She is holding a cock on her hand and she is watering the flowers .
    Thanks.
    In addition to the comments from tzfujimino regarding the correct preposition, and emsr's suggested rewording, I'll (again) suggest you study up on articles in English. 'A/an' are singular (by definition they mean 'one'), so you cannot have 'a shorts'.

    Edit. I just realized you have the same error in your title - "a pictures"
    Remember:
    a=1
    an=1
    the = 1 or more
    Last edited by Skrej; 26-Jul-2015 at 01:34.

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    #7

    Re: Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    The valve (handle or knob) that controls the flow of water through a garden hose is called a stop-cock.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    In Ame, stopcocks generally are only used to refer to valves in plumbing. Even in plumbing, you're far more likely to hear it referred to as a valve.

    Sometimes the type of valve you'll see in a water/tea/beverage dispenser, where you have to flip it up to pour and back down to stop are called dripcocks.

    Pepcocks are the small titrating valves used in chemistry labs and some HVAC lines. These are all more jargon than common parlance. If you don't work in those industries, you probably wouldn't be familiar with the terminology. Even then, they're always specifically referred to by type, never just a generic 'cock'.

    The last time I can ever recall actually using any of these terms was back in high school and college chemistry labs.

    We generally refer to the larger ones used outside a house for garden houses as just valves or hydrants.

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    Re: Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    In BrE, the stopcock is the tap either in the street or somewhere in your property which switches off the water supply to the whole building or, in the case of flats/apartments, just to your own property. Occasionally, there is a separate stopcock in the kitchen or bathroom which turns off the water supply to just that room. They're mainly used by plumbers or sometimes, in the case of an emergency, by the occupant or homeowner. It's always a good idea to know the location of your stopcock(s) for emergency use.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Part two.A description on a pictures. Please everyone check it.

    In AmE, we would likely call the business end of a hose a "nozzle".

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