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    A dumb waiter

    Have I made any mistakes? I tried to use "dumb waiter" in my sentences.

    Jo and Tom had one of their first quarrels when he came up with an idea to put in a dumb waiter in their home.
    "I don't understand why we need such a contraption?" Jo said. "I'm perfectly capable of carrying all things upstairs without any lift."
    "I know that you are," Tom said. It's just that I've seen a dumb waiter at the Hills's. It looks great. Everyone is impressed when food and drinks come up as if in exclusive restaurant."
    "Don't be silly," Jo said. "We hardly have anything left when the bills are paid and you are dreaming of luxury. Wake up, man! You're not a teenager anymore."

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    Re: A dumb waiter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Jo and Tom had one of their first quarrels when he came up with an idea to put in a dumb waiter in their home.
    Is that before or after?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    "I don't understand why we need such a contraption?" Jo said. "I'm perfectly capable of carrying all things anything/any item upstairs without any a lift."
    "I know that you are," Tom said. It's just that I've seen a dumb waiter at the Hills's. It looks great. Everyone is impressed when food and drinks come up as if they do in exclusive restaurants."
    "Don't be silly," Jo said. "We hardly have anything left when the bills are paid and you are dreaming of luxury! Wake up! man! You're not a teenager anymore."
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    Re: A dumb waiter

    Maybe I should rephrase my sentence in this way:

    Jo and Tom had one of their first quarrels after he came up with an idea to put in a dumb waiter in their home.

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    Re: A dumb waiter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Jo and Tom had one of their first quarrels after he came up with the idea of putting in a dumb waiter in their home.
    That would be better.

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