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Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel



 
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Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 20, 2010 14:46 pm   Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #294 "Real Life: Cleaning Supplies (1)", question 2

A ......... is a long-handled cleaning tool. It has a brush on one end and it's used to sweep dirt and debris off of a floor.

(a) trowel
(b) shovel
(c) broom
(d) pick axe

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #294 "Real Life: Cleaning Supplies (1)", answer 2

A broom is a long-handled cleaning tool. It has a brush on one end and it's used to sweep dirt and debris off of a floor.

Correct answer: (c) broom
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please tell me the meaning of broom,shovel.and trovel
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Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 20, 2010 14:53 pm   Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel
 

Hello Nikitasha,

Welcome to the forums.

You ought to use a good Learners' Dictionary to find out this sort of information.

trowel
shovel
broom
pickaxe
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Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel #3 (permalink) Sun Jun 20, 2010 15:09 pm   Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel
 

thanku for help
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Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel #4 (permalink) Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:35 am   Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel
 

Is the word "of" right here in the "debris off of a floor"?
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Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel #5 (permalink) Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:40 am   Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel
 

It's common use in the US, though I'm not sure whether it would be considered 'correct' - perhaps someone from the US can comment.

It is incorrect in Britain. 'debris off a/the floor' is the correct term.
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Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel #6 (permalink) Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:50 am   Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel
 

Hi,

This is a classic example of 'off of'. The best I could find but sadly not the great Sinatra himself.



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