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bihunsedap
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 12:50:12 AM

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"The fence is tilt to one side. It's going to fall down."my son said.
"No, it won't" I told him.
"Why"my son asked.
"It's.........."

How to say it has a support behind it and the worker just not setting the fence very straight.
sureshot
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 2:22:11 AM
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bihunsedap wrote:


"The fence is tilt to one side. It's going to fall down."my son said.
"No, it won't" I told him.
"Why"my son asked.
"It's.........."

How to say it has a support behind it and the worker just not setting the fence very straight.

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Say:

"The fence is tilted to one side. It's going to fall down" my son said.
"No, it won't", I told him.
"Why", my son asked.
"The fence has been fixed incorrectly at a tilt. The support behind it won't let it fall."
srirr
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 2:48:15 AM

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"The fence is tilted/ tilting to one side. It's going to fall down," my son said.
"No, it won't," I told him.
"Why?" my son asked.
"It has a support from behind to prevent it from falling. The workers didn't put it straight."



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ozok
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 4:38:07 AM
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It's more common to hear:

'The fence is leaning to one side.'



just sayin'
towan52
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 10:05:19 AM

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The fence is leaning toward the US taxpayers! Whistle

"Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears. ~ Rudyard Kipling "
taurine
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 11:35:04 AM

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Maybe it has a screw loose.
It is not attached anymore.

le vert est un nouveau noir
RuthP
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 1:11:17 PM

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bihunsedap wrote:


"The fence is tilt to one side. It's going to fall down."my son said.
"No, it won't" I told him.
"Why"my son asked.
"It's.........."

How to say it has a support behind it and the worker just not setting the fence very straight.

There is a brace behind the fence that won't let it (go)(move) any (further)(more than it already has).
bihunsedap
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 10:01:38 PM

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Thanks all.
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