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    vpkannan is offline Member
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    Bang (on)

    Hi,

    1. She banged the door angrily.
    2. She banged on the door angrily.

    Any difference between them or anything wrong with the first one?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Bang (on)

    In (1) it's unclear what she's doing to or with the door, but it sounds X-rated to me.

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    Re: Bang (on)

    I would take the second to mean that she hit the door hard with her hand. I would take the first (which isn't very natural) to mean the same as "She slammed the door angrily" - she closed it very loudly and violently, probably as she left the room in a bad mood.

    In case Phaedrus' post confuses you, "to bang" is a slang term for "to have sex with".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Bang (on)

    I could understand the first to mean that she closed the door so hard that it made a loud sound. Like "Don't bang the screen door when you leave."

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