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    How to patch a hole in a hollow-core door.

    I was watching a video about "How to Patch a Hole in a hollow core Door"

    They guy explaning said these things:

    1) So the alternative to using wood to fill this(the hole) up is.... blah blah (original)

    So the alternative of using wood to fill it is ... blah blah (how I would have said it)


    First, I woulda have used of instead of to, is this wrong? second why is it necessary to use the up, when you can just say fill this/it... or is this latter wrong?


    2) Once you cut these caps off... (Original)

    Once you cut the these caps... (what I would have said)

    Again.. why the off? is it wrong if I say it this way?


    3) Next, I'm gonna fill this in...blah blah (Original) (Here he's talking about fill the hole with some other material)

    Next, I'm gonna fil the hole...blah blah (what I would have said)


    4) I haven't found a great way to seal off the ends... (original) (Here he's talking about put the product on the hole)

    I haven't found a great way to close the end/point (my way, is it wrong?)


    5) We're gonna pop this off so we can.... (original) (talking about the "stick" stuck inside the door)

    We are gonna get it out... (how I would' have said it)(is it wrong or incorrect?)



    6) Other times it'll just dry up in the end... (original) (again, why to use up? why can't I just say "it'll just dry in the end")

    Other times it'll just get dried in the end... (my version, is it wrong?)
    Last edited by drop90; 17-Aug-2016 at 12:59.

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    #2

    Re: Some doubts about phrasal verbs

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    Re: How to patch a hole in a hollow-core door.

    Quote Originally Posted by drop90 View Post

    So the alternative to using wood to fill this up is to use concrete.
    So the alternative of using wood to fill this up is very cost-effective.

    First, I would have used "of" instead of "to." is this Would that have been wrong?
    I added the blue text; Can you see the difference in meaning?


    Quote Originally Posted by drop90 View Post
    Second, why is it necessary to use the"up" when you can just say"fill this/it"; or is this latter wrong?

    3) Next, I'm gonna fill this in...blah blah (Original) (Here he's talking about filling the hole with some other material).

    Next, I'm gonna fill the hole...blah blah (what I would have said)


    6) Other times it'll just dry up in the end... (original) (again, why to use "up?" why can't I just say "it'll just dry in the end")
    The use of prepositions in the above sentences is natural and idiomatic. It adds emphasis.

    Quote Originally Posted by drop90 View Post
    2) Once you cut these caps off... (Original)

    Once you cut the these caps... (what I would have said)
    Again.. why theuse of "off?" Is it wrong if I say it this way?
    "Cut off" means cut and remove.

    Quote Originally Posted by drop90 View Post
    4) I haven't found a great way to seal off the ends... (original) (Here he's talking about put the product on the hole)
    I haven't found a great way to close the end/point (my way, is it wrong?)
    "Close" and "seal off" have different meanings. "Seal off" means close and ensure that the thing does not let (whatever) in/out.

    Quote Originally Posted by drop90 View Post
    5) We're gonna pop this off so we can.... (original) (talking about the "stick" stuck inside the door)
    We are gonna get it out... (how I would' have said it)(is it wrong or incorrect?)
    They have different meanings.


    Quote Originally Posted by drop90 View Post
    Other times it'll just get dried in the end... (my version, is it wrong?)
    That's different; "get dried" implies that something/someone does something to dry it up.

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    Re: How to patch a hole in a hollow-core door.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I added the blue text; Can you see the difference in meaning?

    Yes, in fact the guy speaking said "So the alternative to using wood to fill this up is using this stuff(shows can)" so to + verb = verb+ing in this case... makes sence.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post

    The use of prepositions in the above sentences is natural and idiomatic. It adds emphasis.
    I see, that makes it harder for me to learn :(


    Thank you for taking time to respond :)

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