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    Phrasal verb cut in usage

    Is the sentence Don't worry - the pump cuts in automatically. OK?
    Why not simply Don't worry - the pump switches on automatically.

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    Re: Phrasal verb cut in usage

    Either way is fine. Your version is more precise.
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    Re: Phrasal verb cut in usage

    The ‘cut in’ is closer to ‘start operating’, independently of the device type. Right?
    If a device is electronic, then maybe other phrasal verbs would be better. For instance:
    Don’t worry, that electronic device will switches/turns on automatically?
    Right?

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    Re: Phrasal verb cut in usage

    Quote Originally Posted by northpath View Post
    The cut in is closer to start operating, independently of the device type. Right?
    If a device is electronic, then maybe other phrasal verbs would be better. For instance:
    Dont worry, that electronic device will switches/turns on automatically?
    Right?
    You're right, though I can't think of a case where "turn on" or "starts operating" would not be appropriate. In a hybrid car, the gas engine cuts in/turns on/starts automatically as needed.
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    Re: Phrasal verb cut in usage

    Thank you for a very good example. Sorry for a misprint.

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