Hi thanks for your help,just had a query , There was a scartch to the paint work so is scratch plural over here because there were many scratches at the back of the car so how do we say this also were you have mentioned that he drove it into the wall is there a particular word for it like he dashed it against the wall..may be some other word because i dont think i can use dashed.thanks
Scratch is singular, scratches plural. If you simply say "the paintwork was scratched" then it doesn't specify whether there was one or more scratches. To be more specific, you would have to say "There was a scratch..." or "There were several scratches..."
The word for what he actually did to the car depends on a few things. If he was driving it fast and it hit the wall, then he crashed it into the wall, or even smashed it into the wall. However, the fact that there was little damage suggests otherwise. If he was moving backwards, then he reversed it into the wall. If he was moving forwards fairly slowly, then he simply drove it into the wall. If the wall was to the side and the damage had been to the door, then he would have scraped it along the wall.
There are a couple of slang(ish) words in BrE that can be used : to prang and to ding.
He pranged the car = He had some kind of accident and the car is damaged in some way.
He dinged the car = He dented it (a minor accident).
For more major accidents/damage, we have more choices:
He crashed the car.
He smashed the car up.
He wrecked the car.
He totalled the car.
He wrote the car off.