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    phrasal verb

    Hello! This is my first time to be here. Hope that I can get some help regarging my question...

    To extinguish a candle=To put out a candle
    To light a candle--> ??

    Are there any phrasal verbs for "to light"? My friend thinks that there is one using a verb, "put." I.e., can we say "To put on a candle" instead?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: phrasal verb

    Welcome to the forums.

    Is this part of an exercise?

    I can't think of a phrasal verb you could use with candle, unless it is intended to be "light up the candle", which would not be good English. You can "put on a light", but not a candle.

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    Re: phrasal verb

    Quote Originally Posted by nicole1 View Post
    Hello! This is my first time to be here. Hope that I can get some help regarding my question...

    To extinguish a candle=To put out a candle
    To light a candle--> ??

    Are there any phrasal verbs for "to light"? My friend thinks that there is one using a verb, "put." I.e., can we say "To put on a candle" instead?
    'light up the candle' wouldn't be the normal neutral way of saying this but I see nothing wrong with it as a way to add emphasis.

    He's coming, light up the candles, hurry, hurry.

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    Re: phrasal verb

    Hi, Angelika and riverkid!

    Thank you for your quick replies! Much appreciated.

    I am so happy to know that I can ask English related matters here.
    Last edited by nicole1; 24-Feb-2008 at 09:48.

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