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    #1

    He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    "He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof."

    I've just found the sentence in an online dictionary and I'm wondering why it is "to the roof" and not "on the roof"? Is there a mistake in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    Please name the dictionary and tell us what word was being defined and exemplified.

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    #3

    Re: He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    The word was "worker".

    http://getionary.pl/szukaj.html?q=worker <- go to the end

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    #4

    Re: He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    "Making repairs to the roof" is correct, it means that they were repairing the roof. "Making repairs on the roof" could mean that they were on the roof repairing the chimney, for example.
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    #5

    Re: He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    So which sentence is correct?

    1. He supervised the workers making repairs to the chimney on the roof.

    or

    2. He supervised the workers making repairs the chimney on the roof.

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    #6

    Re: He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    The first one.

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    #7

    Re: He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    Or you can say: He supervised the workers repairing the chimney on the roof.



    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    And which one of the sentences below are correct?

    1. They are making repairs to the chimney on the roof.
    2. They are making repairs the chimney on the roof.
    2. They are repairing to the chimney on the roof.
    3. They are repairing the chimney on the roof.

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    #9

    Re: He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    And which one of the sentences below are correct?

    1. They are making repairs to the chimney on the roof.
    2. They are making repairs the chimney on the roof.
    2. They are repairing to the chimney on the roof.
    3. They are repairing the chimney on the roof.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: He supervised the workers making repairs to the roof.

    Is the there any difference between (becaude they mean the same for me):

    1. They are making repairs to the chimney on the roof.

    and

    3. They are repairing the chimney on the roof.

    If no, which one of these sentences is more often used?

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