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    Match on TV

    "If somebody is watching TV and that person is watching a movie and I want to watch match, and I want him to change the channel, so that I can watch match, could you please tell me what is the way to say it?"

    "I told my friend that yesterday I was getting bored there was nothing on TV to watch and there was a weird movie on TV as I didn't have anything to do so I watched that movie".

    "What time is NEWS/cartoons/wrestling on TV or is broadcasted on TV?"

    "This programme is shown at this time daily on this channel".

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    Re: Match on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "If somebody is watching TV and that person is watching a movie and I want to watch match, and I want him to change the channel, so that I can watch match, could you please tell me what is the way to say it?" Far too wordy.
    If someone is watching a movie on TV and I want to watch sport, how would I tell him to change the channel?

    "I told my friend that yesterday I was getting bored there was nothing on TV to watch and there was a weird movie on TV as I didn't have anything to do so I watched that movie".
    I told my friend that yesterday I was bored because there were no good TV programmes to watch, so I watched a weird movie instead.

    "What time is NEWS/cartoons/wrestling on TV or is broadcasted on TV?"
    What time is the news on?
    What time are the cartoons on?
    What time is the wrestling on?
    Your listener probably knows you are referring to the TV broadcast time so it's not usually necessary to be that specific.


    "This programme is shown at this time daily on this channel".
    This programme is on this channel at the same time every day.

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    Re: Match on TV

    All these questions were related so I put them in one post but I will bear this in mind in the future that I have to post one question under one thread.

    Could you please answer my first question as well "what is the way to ask somebody to change channel?" And it wouldn't be incorrect to say "what time is NEWS on TV, right? We can leave out TV but using it is not incorrect, am I correct?

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    Re: Match on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    All these questions were related so I put them in one post but I will bear this in mind in the future that I have to post one question under one thread.

    Could you please answer my first question as well: "​What is the way to ask somebody to change ​the channel?"

    And ​wouldn't it be incorrect to say​: "​What time is ​the NEWS on TV​"? Yes, it would not be incorrect. It would be correct.

    We can leave out TV​, but using it is not incorrect, am I correct? ​Yes, it's not incorrect. In short, it's correct.
    I'm not sure what your first question really means. There are countless ways to say it:

    - Let's change the channel. I want to watch sports for a while.
    - Can we switch channels? There's a game on I want to see.
    - How about changing the channel so we can watch sports?
    - Can we watch something else? Sports would be good.
    - Would you please put on sports for a while?
    - Do you mind if we watch a sports channel for a while?
    - Would you mind if we tried some other stations to see if any good games are on?
    - You've been watching this for a long time. It's my turn. Let's watch sports!
    - This movie is terrible! There must be a good game on somewhere.
    - This is boring! How can you stand watching it when there are so many great sports channels to choose from?
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    Re: Match on TV

    "Could you please switch to sports/cartoon channel" or "I switched to ABC channel" is it also correct?

    "After superman series, there was justice league on TV so I watched justice league".

    Please check.
    Last edited by tufguy; 19-May-2016 at 06:57.

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    Re: Match on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Could you please switch to the sports/cartoon channel​?" or "I switched [over] to ABC channel." is it Are they also correct?

    "Aftersuperman series, there was justice league on TV so I watched justice league".
    Too wordy and messy (and badly capitalised.)
    I watched Justice League which was on straight after Superman.

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