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Joe Kim
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 3:51:02 PM

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What does each sentence mean? Have I understood them correctly?

A: there is a car wash / there is a wash
1. There is a building for washing cars

B: you've got a wash to do
1. You have a dirty car to wash. So please go, wash it
FX2
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 4:58:08 PM
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Boo hoo! I guess you are quite right.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 5:10:10 PM

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Hello Joe Kim.

If you said "There is a car-wash", I would understand that there is a building with machines/facilities for washing cars.

If you said "There is a wash", I would not know what you were talking about. It might be clear from the physical situation and context.

If you said "You've got a wash to do", it would mean to me that you were saying there was some laundry I needed to do.

wash n
2. A quantity of articles washed or intended for washing: The wash is on the back porch.
American Heritage
24. a quantity of clothes, linens, etc., washed, or to be washed, at one time: a heavy wash.
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NKM
Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 5:42:11 PM

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Some weeks ago a local organization held a "car wash" — that is, a fund-raising event at which people were invited to have their cars washed in return for donations to the organization.

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