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    "Dig over"

    I have tried to use "dig over" in my sentence. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    I see often Bob digging over with the spade on his allotment and planting vegetables.

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    Re: "Dig over"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I have tried to use "dig over" in my sentence. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    I see often see Bob digging over with the spade and planting vegetables on his allotment. and planting vegetables.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Dig over"

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    Thank you for your corrections. But I am wondering if wanted to describe what kind of a tool Bob was using could I write like this:

    I often see Bob digging with the spade and planting vegetables on his allotment.

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    Re: "Dig over"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    emsr2d2

    Thank you for your corrections, but I am wondering if I wanted to describe what kind of a tool Bob was using, could I write it like this?

    I often see Bob digging with the spade and planting vegetables on his allotment.
    A spade is generally the tool that's used to dig on allotments. If you must use the name of the tool, say "I often see Bob using his spade ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Dig over"

    'Allotment' sounds very unnatural to my AmE ears. I would use 'plot' or perhaps 'lot' to refer to a gardening space.
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    Re: "Dig over"

    Skrej,

    "Allotment" is BrE.
    Last edited by Bassim; 20-Mar-2017 at 01:08.

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