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Fruity
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:30:20 PM

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What are these people doing?

Are they playing tug-of-war?
Are they playing a tug-of-war?
Are they playing at tug-of-war?
Are they playing at a tug-of-war?


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CT1961
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:56:22 AM

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Are they playing tug-of-war? Sounds good to me.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:58:08 AM

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They don't look like they are playing at all! Dancing

I would say "They are competing in a tug-of-war."

Maybe "They are in a tug-of-war."


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Romany
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 5:38:54 AM
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Rolling it over in my mind, I think I would also say "They're having a tug'o'war."
Peter O'Connor - Dundalk
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 5:48:12 AM

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They are playing 'tug-of-war'. (As an ex-coach of the Dundalk College Team that won the All Ireland College Championships I feel I might have this one right). Whistle
Romany
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:05:12 AM
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Peter - you've been hiding your light under a bushel! All Ireland College Champions? Well done, mate.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:35:04 AM

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Köydenvetoa ;-)


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