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    #1

    Verb "flip"

    Here are a few sentences in which I have used the verb "flip". Would you please correct my mistakes.

    1. A boy flipped the coin and caught it in midair.
    2, An angry man flipped the table over and started shouting at the doctor
    3. The cook spent the afternoon flipping the pancakes over.
    4. John saw his girlfriend walking with a red umbrella and his heart flipped.

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    #2

    Re: Verb "flip"

    #2 will be OK if you add a full stop at the end.
    #3 would be more natural if you simply said "... flipping pancakes."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Verb "flip"

    I'd use 'tossed' in #1 and #3. I might well use it in #2 - if he flipped the table over, the table was very light.

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    #4

    Re: Verb "flip"

    I'd use "flipped" in 3 (with ems's revision) and 2. I'd use either flipped or tossed in 1. Do you really "toss" pancakes in the UK?

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    #5

    Re: Verb "flip"

    Since this thread involves flipping, pancakes, the US and England, I can't help but derail the discussion by ranting about the International Pancake Day race between my town and Olney, England.

    Although Olney has won three out of the last 4 years, we have an overall lead of 37 to 28.

    It is a ridiculously insipid affair where we have to close down all schools from kindergarten through the local community college just for a 2 minute race that has somehow managed to be stretched into a 3 day festival over the last 66 years.

    Having lived my entire life in the immediate general area, I've yet to actually watch the race or eat any pancakes during the event.

    I have decided the only way I will ever watch it, is if I can make it over to England and watch it there.

    Now, back to your regularly scheduled topic.
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    #6

    Re: Verb "flip"

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Since this thread involves flipping, pancakes, the US and England, I can't help but derail the discussion by ranting about the International Pancake Day race between my town and Olney, England.
    I know of the Olney race it is a tradition that goes back to 1445, if you ever make it to Olney let me know I live about 25 miles from there.
    To answer Mike I would 'toss' a pancake.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Sep-2015 at 08:33. Reason: Cropping quote.
    I am not a teacher but am a native speaker.

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    Re: Verb "flip"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrfatso View Post
    I know of the Olney race. It is a tradition that goes back to 1445. If you ever make it to Olney, let me know. I live about 25 miles from there.

    To answer Mike, I would 'toss' a pancake.
    Please write in proper sentences, Mr Fatso. This is not a chatroom.

    As interesting as Skrej's post was, there was no need to make us read it all again.

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