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    I just took some temporary actions!

    Hello~ Would you help me with saying this naturally please?


    A: honey, water tap is broken.
    I just took some temporary actions. But it still flows. Oh, my! Itís all water in the kitchen. Can you come quickly and fix it?

    B: Ok, Donít get panic, I will come in second.

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    Re: I just took some temporary actions!

    Honey, the faucet is broken

    Okay, I've put in a temporary fix.

    No, the water is still leaking! Oh no! There's water all over the kitchen! Come here, fast! Can you fix it?

    Don't panic - I'll be there in a second!


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    Re: I just took some temporary actions!

    Hi Barb_D,
    Thanks for the help~

    Can I ask one more question?
    Can I use "I've put in a temporary fix" in this way?


    A: Oh, no, did you cut yourself? Don't penic...
    I will get some stuff to stop bleeding.

    A calls 911.

    A: My friend cut herself and bleed a lot.
    I've put in a temporary fix but it never stop. Pleas come fast!

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    Re: I just took some temporary actions!

    No, don't use "a temporary fix" for first aid and human problems. Use it for mechanical issues or even systems or processes at work, but not for someone bleeding.


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    Re: I just took some temporary actions!

    Oh, Thanks for the quick reply.

    Then I should I say?

    A: My friend cut herself and bleed a lot.
    I've taken some temporary action but it never stop. Pleas come fast!

    Should I say like that?

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    Re: I just took some temporary actions!

    That's okay, but not great.

    I've done my best to give her some first aid, but...

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