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    adjusted his tie

    "he smoothed his hair and adjusted his tie."

    Would you explain what to adjust one's tie?

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/adjust​


    Thank you.

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    Re: adjusted his tie

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    "He smoothed his hair and adjusted his tie."

    Would you explain what to adjust one's tie?

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/adjust​


    Thank you.
    I'm confused. You took the sentence directly from the link in which the meaning of "adjust" is given. How can you not understand it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: adjusted his tie

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm confused. You took the sentence directly from the link in which the meaning of "adjust" is given. How can you not understand it?
    Now I suppose I understand it. Actually it is very simple. It seems his tie was not in correct position so he adjusted it. Can we say he corrected his tie or
    he smoothed his tie?

    Thank you.

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    Re: adjusted his tie

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Can we say he corrected his tie or
    he smoothed his tie? (This is possible but it doesn't mean the same thing.)
    See above.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: adjusted his tie

    Is adjust the unique verb conveying the idea what it conveys here?

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    Re: adjusted his tie

    It is an appropriate verb for this context.

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    Re: adjusted his tie

    The verb "straighten" is also common in similar contexts.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: adjusted his tie

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Is adjust the unique only verb that can conveying the idea what it conveys here?
    See above.
    I am not a teacher.

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