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    describing different sounds coming from a building site

    Hello all.

    I want to know how different sites coming from a building site can be described.

    Imagine they are constructing a building close to where you live. How would you describe those sounds?

    This is what I have right now:

    I could hear the sound of the angle grinder polishing the stone, the sound of the drill making a hole in the concrete and the sound of the hammer beating against the stones.

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    #2

    Re: describing different sounds coming from a building site

    A cacophony of noise made by grinding/polishing machines, drilling into concrete, hammering, knocking, etc.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: describing different sounds coming from a building site

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    A cacophony of noise made by grinding/polishing machines, drilling into concrete, hammering, knocking, etc.
    Thanks tedmc.

    Can natives please comment on this?

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    #4

    Re: describing different sounds coming from a building site

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Thanks tedmc.

    Can natives speakers please comment on this?
    This is the second thread of yours I have seen in the last few minutes in which you have responded to one of ted's posts with a comment about, or a request for, responses from native speakers. You may not intend to put ted down, but that is what you are doing. If any member, native speaker or not, disagrees with what ted wrote, they will turn up soon enough.
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    #5

    Re: describing different sounds coming from a building site

    Could you please give your suggestions?

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    #6

    Re: describing different sounds coming from a building site

    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    #7

    Re: describing different sounds coming from a building site

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I started that thread there after my thread here did not get answers. I'm an avid learner and when questions arise in mind, I get restless and anxious until I find answers.
    I can't help it.
    Last edited by alpacinoutd; 24-Oct-2020 at 18:18.

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