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    Wink Drain and Ditch

    Hello, What are the differences between Drain and ditch?


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    Re: Drain and Ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong View Post
    Hello, What are the differences between drain and ditch?

    As nouns or as verbs?

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    Cool Re: 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. :)

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    Re: Drain and Ditch

    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]
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    Cool Re: Drain and Ditch

    Thank You. Now i understand. But car's sump


    's only use for people am i right?


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    Re: Drain and Ditch

    Technically, yes - but my car service shop talks about the car's sump. It is a common colloquial form.

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    Talking Re: Drain and Ditch

    Thank you. :P

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    Re: Drain and Ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong View Post
    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. :)
    Say:
    For noun, I looked in the dictionary, but I could not differentiate them. Drain can be used as a verb which has the same meaning as the noun (that's not possible). I'm wondering how to build a sentence using drain as a verb.
    ~R

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    Re: Drain and Ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong View Post
    Thank You. Now i understand. But car's sump


    's only use for people am I right?


    Thank You
    Actually, the possessive is quite commonly used for things other than people: the dog's dish, a week's pay, a country's population, the ship's stores, the restaurant's ambience, the car's engine.

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    Re: Drain and Ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Technically, yes - but my car service shop talks about the car's sump. It is a common colloquial form.
    And of course you could drain that

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