Interested in Language
Hello, What are the differences between Drain and ditch?
for noun i read through the dictionary, but i could not differentiate both.
Drain can be used as verb which has same meaning as noun. im wondering how to build a sentence using drain as a verb. :)
As a noun:
Drain = a pipe or channel which is used to carry away waste matter and water from a building, or an opening in the road which rain water can flow down
Ditch = a long narrow open channel dug into the ground usually at the side of a road or field, which is used especially for supplying or removing water, or for dividing land
"Drain" used as a verb:
Please drain the vegetables [pour off the water in which they were cooked]
You will need to drain all the oil from the car's sump [allow the oil to flow out of the sump in order to put in fresh oil]
You can also use "ditch" as a verb [informal use]:
He ditched the car when it broke down [he abandoned the car]
She has been ditched by her boyfriend [He has ended their relationship suddenly]
Thank You. Now i understand. But car's sump
's only use for people am i right?
Technically, yes - but my car service shop talks about the car's sump. It is a common colloquial form.
Thank you. :P