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    verbs for jigsaw puzzles



    1. Little Johnny is better with the fish puzzle than the tiger.
    2. Little Johnny is better at doing the fish puzzle than the tiger.
    3. Little Johnny is better at assembling the fish puzzle than the tiger.

    1. Little Johnny, would you like to do a jigsaw puzzle?
    2. Little Johnny, would you like to play a jigsaw puzzle?

    1. You finished the puzzle by yourself. That's very good. Now, tear it down and do it again.
    2. You finished the puzzle by yourself. That's very good. Now, disassemble it and do it again.
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    Re: verbs for jigsaw puzzles

    You can do a puzzle. You can't play​ one.

    Although disassemble is not wrong, the natural way to express the last pair is Now, take it apart​ and do it again.
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    Re: verbs for jigsaw puzzles

    You can also say,"break it up". The kid will understand.

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