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    English Question For Help

    Hello, I want to ask one sentence how to say it. Example like that: I make one machine to use some tools to do something. I was wonder which is the subject word, like "I make the machine to use its tool to turn something into another thing", how to speak it right? Thanks!

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    Re: English Question For Help

    You want to make a tool making machine?

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    Re: English Question For Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Yixin View Post
    I make the machine to use its tool to turn something into another thing
    I thought every machine turns something into another thing!

    I was thinking "I'm a machinist", but I suspect that's not what you want to say. Please explain further.

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    Re: English Question For Help

    Please note that "English question for help" is not a good thread title. Titles should include some or all of the words you are querying. A good title would have been "I make the machine" or something similar.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: English Question For Help

    In English, we use the word machine in different ways. Almost any man-made device with moving parts can be called a machine- bicycle, car, and clothes washer are all common machines, and in this usage, machine is a noun.

    We also use the word machine as a verb when we use machines such as lathes, drills, grinders, CNC, etc. to shape rough 'blanks' into finished parts. These are called machine tools and the place we use them is often called a machine shop, but they can also be part of a production line in a factory.

    I suspect you want to say, "I make machine tools".

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    Re: English Question For Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Yixin View Post
    I make one machine to use some tools to do something
    "I make the machine to use its tool to turn something into another thing"
    Do you use some tools by means of the machine or use the tools that are parts of the machine?
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 03-Nov-2015 at 07:15. Reason: Corrected a typo.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: English Question For Help

    Until the OP responds, we will probably never figure out what he/she means to say.

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