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    Dear Teacher,

    "A baby tried to fly a pice of paper several times in the wind but failed."

    Is it correct form to use 'fly" or what can be replaced instead of 'fly' for this type of sentence?

    Regards!

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    Re: Fly

    Quote Originally Posted by mkkhan View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    "A baby tried to fly a pice of paper several times in the wind but failed."

    Is it correct form to use 'fly" or what can be replaced instead of 'fly' for this type of sentence?

    Regards!
    We do say 'to fly a kite' so I guess you could also say 'A baby tried to fly a piece of paper'.Otherwise you could say 'A baby tried to make a piece of paper fly'

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    Re: Fly

    I have yet to come across 'fly a piece of paper'. You could say 'throw a piece of paper' or 'launch a piece of paper' in this context at best.

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    Thank you for answer and explanation.


    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    We do say 'to fly a kite' so I guess you could also say 'A baby tried to fly a piece of paper'.Otherwise you could say 'A baby tried to make a piece of paper fly'

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    Smile Re: Fly

    Thank you for answer and explanation.


    Quote Originally Posted by sploke View Post
    I have yet to come across 'fly a piece of paper'. You could say 'throw a piece of paper' or 'launch a piece of paper' in this context at best.

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