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    I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Please check my sentence.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Do you mean kettle, stove and whistle?

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.
    You seem to have run out of articles after the first two nouns. Please add an article before the remaining nouns and put the revised message in a new post in this thread.

    You should also look up each of the nouns. There are only three, so it won't take long. See whether they mean what you think they do.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You seem to have run out of articles after the first two nouns. Please add an article before the remaining nouns and put the revised message in a new post in this thread.

    You should also look up each of the nouns. There are only three, so it won't take long. See whether they mean what you think they do.

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    I put the cooker on the gas and took it off the gas after it blew a whistle.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Do you mean kettle, stove and whistle?
    Tufguy, did you actually read post #2? If so, why have you used the three original words instead of the correct ones tedmc gave you?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Here's what you need to know:

    1. Cookers don't whistle. Kettles whistle.

    2. Cooker is another uncommon word, except when people talk about slow cookers, which are electric pots used for cooking things overnight. Otherwise, cooker is not natural.

    3. Kettles don't blow whistles. Kettles' whistles blow.

    4. Gas is wrong. You can say stove or burner. Sometimes people say gas ring, but I don't hear it often.
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Also, remember that in some countries, having a kettle that goes on the stove is very outdated. Almost all UK households have an electric kettle, and they don't whistle.
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Also, remember that in some countries, having a kettle that goes on the stove is very outdated. Almost all UK households have an electric kettle, and they don't whistle.
    In the US we have both. But an electric pot doesn't go on the stove.

    Note to Tufguy: Look up vissle.
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    If you put my kettle on the stove, it would melt!!! Many kettles are made of plastic, and almost all kettle bases are plastic. In case of any confusion, this is what I'm talking about:

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    They don't whistle? How do you know when they're done?

    The electric kettle exists in the US, but is not as effective because we have 110 V household power, not 200 V. Takes longer to boil. Easier to use stove, which is 220 V.

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