Turn off - down. Shut off - down.

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dervast

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Hello. I am confused about these 4 phrases
Turn it off
Turn it down
Shut it off
Shut it down.

Which one will you use for the
A)Window
B)Door
C)Coffee machine
D)Shutters
E)Television/Monitor.

Is there inside your brain any rule that is used to make this sort of decisions?
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Alex
 

Nightmare85

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Hello,
Interesting thread :)

I would say:
A)Window -> Shut it down. (I'm talking about windows that you can pull down)
B)Door -> Shut it.
C)Coffee machine -> Turn it off.
D)Shutters -> Shut them down.
E)Television/Monitor -> Turn it off.

Would be nice if a teacher or another member could say something as well.

**Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

Cheers!
 
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