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Post time 2007-2-27 15:12:08 |Display all floors

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Post time 2007-2-27 15:20:08 |Display all floors
Hi, workout:

You can say "to cut down a tree" and "cut down on your drinking"(reduce)

Hope it helps

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Post time 2007-2-27 15:23:27 |Display all floors

Dear Master Hly

Thank you for your comment.
But if I want say,say, to control the birth rate, does it make a difference between "cutting down the birth rate' and cutting down on the birth rate"?

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Post time 2007-2-27 15:39:45 |Display all floors
i think using "cutting down on the birth rate" would be right?
am i right?

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Post time 2007-2-27 15:57:22 |Display all floors

right

cut down on the suicide rate

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Post time 2007-2-27 16:04:21 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lichee_lu at 2007-2-27 15:39
i think using "cutting down on the birth rate" would be right?
am i right?

I'd go with "cutting the birthrate [e.g.'in half' or '(by) x%']", or "getting the birthrate down".

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Post time 2007-2-27 16:30:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by workout at 2007-2-27 15:23
Thank you for your comment.
But if I want say,say, to control the birth rate, does it make a difference between "cutting down the birth rate' and cutting down on the birth rate"?

Your words humbled me.

I think the two can be used interchangeably.

(1) cut something down
(2) cut down on something.


Best wishes.

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