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    #1

    how do I use

    How and when can I use:
    'switch off the TV' or 'switch the TV off'
    'bring in the paper' or 'bring the paper in'?

    Thank you

    Alessandra


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    #2

    Re: how do I use

    Do you mean are they interchangeably usable? The answer is yes, and which you use is your choice.


    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    #3

    Re: how do I use

    Anglika is of course absolutely right, but be careful if instead of "the TV" you use a pronoun you must put it between switch and off.

    So
    'switch off the TV' - Correct
    'switch the TV off' - Correct
    'switch it off' - Correct

    but

    'switch off it' - Wrong

    The same is true for your other example too.

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