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    Perform a play at the front of the door.

    "Tom says to Tim, lets perform a play and asks him to call all his friends. Tim rides on his bicycle to call his friends. He had a packet of coin as well. As soon as he reaches the house of his first friend his bicycle breaks down. Tim puts that packet at the front of his friends house door and runs away to get his bicycle repaired."

    we say "perform a play". I would like you to imagine there are few people they are talking to each other (voice chat only). They decide to perform a play over SKYPE just for fun. Can we say "They are performing a play on SKYPE?"

    I am confused about "in the front of the door" and "at the front of the door" as well.

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    Re: Perform a play at the front of the door.

    If Tom is actually going to his friends' houses, he calls on them.
    He cycles to his friends' houses.
    Why does he have a bag of coins?
    Bicycles don't normally break down. The chain comes off or snaps, they get a puncture, the brakes seize up, or something else specific happens.
    He left the coins in front of his friend's door. This seems a strange thing to do.
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    Re: Perform a play at the front of the door.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    If Tom is actually going to his friends' houses, he calls on them.
    He cycles to his friends' houses.
    Why does he have a bag of coins?
    Bicycles don't normally break down. The chain comes off or snaps, they get a puncture, the brakes seize up, or something else specific happens.
    He left the coins in front of his friend's door. This seems a strange thing to do.
    "The bicycle, motorcycle or auto rickshaw these do not break down, right? Could you please tell me a word that can be used instead of "Break down" for these vehicles?
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    Re: Perform a play at the front of the door.

    Only relatively complex devices and machines break down. A motorcycle or auto rickshaw (if I understand correctly what the latter is) has an engine, so it can break down. Simpler machines suffer specific problems like a flat tire or a broken chain.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Perform a play at the front of the door.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Only relatively complex devices and machines break down. A motorcycle or auto rickshaw (if I understand correctly what the latter is) has an engine, so it can break down. Simpler machines suffer specific problems like a flat tire or a broken chain.
    Okay, so a motorcycle can break down. An auto rickshaw is a small vehicle used to transit people from one place to another. It is used as a means of public transport in India.

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