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stack it against the house #1 (permalink) Mon Jan 24, 2011 19:28 pm   stack it against the house
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #295 "Real Life: Outdoor Chores (1)", question 8

I just got some firewood from a friend. Tomorrow, I am going to ......... it against the house so it looks organized.

(a) stack
(b) saw
(c) plane
(d) engrave

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #295 "Real Life: Outdoor Chores (1)", answer 8

I just got some firewood from a friend. Tomorrow, I am going to stack it against the house so it looks organized.

Correct answer: (a) stack
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stack it against the house #2 (permalink) Mon Jan 24, 2011 22:21 pm   stack it against the house
 

Please explain what you would like explained.
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stack it against the house #3 (permalink) Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:16 am   stack it against the house
 

Does stack means ; to pile up?

If yes.. What's the past of it? I guess 'stuck'?
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stack it against the house #4 (permalink) Tue Jan 25, 2011 20:42 pm   stack it against the house
 

Yes - and stacked, not stuck
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stack it against the house #5 (permalink) Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:55 am   stack it against the house
 

Then 'overstuck with people and books' came from where? or maybe it's overstock !!!
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stack it against the house #6 (permalink) Wed Jan 26, 2011 15:39 pm   stack it against the house
 

I have no idea where it came from, Puppet. Where did you see it? There's no such word.
A place can be overrun with people.
'Overstock' would not apply to people.
Even if it applies to books it would have to be 'overstocked'
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stack it against the house #7 (permalink) Wed Jan 26, 2011 20:51 pm   stack it against the house
 

I've heard that in a movie ..namely ''you've got mail''.

Meg Ryan said that the book store was ''overst?cked with books and people"..
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stack it against the house #8 (permalink) Wed Jan 26, 2011 20:56 pm   stack it against the house
 

'overstocked' - but she didn't mean literally overstocked with people - just that there were too many people in there (or possibly working there).
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stack it against the house #9 (permalink) Wed Jan 26, 2011 21:02 pm   stack it against the house
 

Then this just mean .. we can use overstock on people too .. as an informal language to say overrun with.

Right Beee?
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stack it against the house #10 (permalink) Wed Jan 26, 2011 23:24 pm   stack it against the house
 

Not usually, Puppet. It's not the sort of thing you'd here, even informally, from day to day. It's not always a good idea to mimic the movies.
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stack it against the house #11 (permalink) Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:52 am   stack it against the house
 

Thank you, Beee
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stack it against the house #12 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:20 pm   stack it against the house
 

..stack it against the house... stack it under some angle to the house?
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stack it against the house #13 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:50 pm   stack it against the house
 

Hi Saneta,

The stack of firewood might or might not actually touch the wall of the house, but basically the stack will be vertical (perpendicular to the ground) and directly next to the wall of the house.
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