how to use tap

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hotspicy

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1) Turn off the tap ( do we say turn off or something else also what we say to turn it on )
2) Who left the tap running ( I mean the tap was not closed)
 

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1) Turn off the tap. (Do we say turn off or something else? Also what do we say to turn it on?)

Yes - you turn on and turn off a tap.

2) Who left the tap running? (I mean the tap was not [STRIKE]closed[/STRIKE] turned off.)

This question is correct.

See above.
 

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:up: And both phrasal verbs are separable, so you can use emsr2d2's versions - 'you turn on and turn off a tap' - or you can turn it/the tap on/off.

But, now I think of it, if you leave it on, that's not separable: 'leave the tap on' :up: but 'leave on the tap' :cross: - interesting. ;-)

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But, now I think of it, if you leave it on, that's not separable: 'leave the tap on' :up: but 'leave on the tap' :cross: - interesting. ;-)

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Even quite interesting. This definitely desmonstrates that English got to be learnt/taught by both its 'sounding' and its 'grammar'. Students should never omit that in order to master it perfectly.
 
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