the car is not broke

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YesBecause he is not worried about speaking 'correctly'.

5jj.

Are the following sentences both correct?

1. The car is broken.
2. The car is broken down.

I remember a respectful teacher in this forum told us to use "broken down" when we refer to large equipment.

Thanks.
 

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The car broke down and had to be towed from the side of the road. -- This is a very normal thing to say.

On no - your front left headlight is broken.

I agree that a car is too large to be "broken" though parts of it may be.
 

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5jj.

Are the following sentences both correct?

1. The car is broken.
2. The car is broken down.

I remember a respectful teacher in this forum told us to use "broken down" when we refer to large equipment.

Thanks.

We say "The car has ​broken down".
 

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I remember a respectful teacher in this forum told us to use "broken down" when we refer to large equipment.

I wonder if you mean 'a respected teacher'.
 

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And when it keeps breaking down it's sold for scrap and taken to a breaker's yard;... where it's broken up. (Don't blame me, I just speak it! ;-))

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