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    #1

    stuck the stickers

    After sticking the stickers, do you say you have stuck them?

    1. Did you say these stickers won't stick anymore? Well, they're fine. I just stuck them.

    2. These barcode stickers are made in such a way that once they're stuck, peeling them off would tear them.

    3. Who stuck these Barney stickers on my table?

    Do the above sound natural? Or would native speakers avoid stuck when referring to stickers and use a different word, like put?
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    #2

    Re: stuck the stickers

    You can- it's a question of how they sound. In 1, I would probably change the final stuck to something like I just managed to.
    Last edited by teechar; 20-Feb-2017 at 11:57.

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    #3

    Re: stuck the stickers

    To me, you have to say you stuck them onto something.
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    #4

    Re: stuck the stickers

    not a teacher

    1. Did you say these stickers won't stick anymore? Well, they're fine. I just stuck them.
    A common phrase would be "I just tried them".

    2. These barcode stickers are made in such a way that once they're stuck, peeling them off would tear them.
    Possibilities: "… once they're stuck on," or "… once they're put on,".

    3. Who stuck these Barney stickers on my table?

    This is OK, although "onto/to my table" would be common alternatives.
    To stick something on a table often means to simply put it there (especially in a casual or thoughtless way), not necessarily adhere it to the table.
    "Who stuck this horrible vase on my table?".
    Last edited by JMurray; 21-Feb-2017 at 07:19.

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