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nightdream
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:00:49 PM

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What is the difference between "throw" and "cast"?


- Please, throw/cast it onto the hill.
Gabriel82
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:30:56 PM

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"Throw" is general as in tossing something in a direction, like a baseball pitcher might do. "Cast" is more specific to fishing, where you "cast" your lure to a certain point. You can also "cast" your eyes in a certain direction but that's simply to look that way, not take them out of your head and throw them somewhere. ;)
nightdream
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:23:36 PM

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Which of them fits "onto the hill"?


Gabriel82 wrote:
"Throw" is general as in tossing something in a direction, like a baseball pitcher might do. "Cast" is more specific to fishing, where you "cast" your lure to a certain point. You can also "cast" your eyes in a certain direction but that's simply to look that way, not take them out of your head and throw them somewhere. ;)
Romany
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:55:04 PM
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Apart from one or two "special" usages such as Gabriel mentioned, "cast" as a synonym for 'throw' is not used in modern English.

Which means that no, you can't say "Cast it onto the hill."

You have already been given the answer about "onto" the hill in another thread.
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