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Cheryl
"cut down on" vs "cut down" Hello,guys! Those two phrases can both mean reducing something and I found "cut down on" is often used to talk about food intake . For example, "you should cut down on sugar/coffee/fat etc. Are those phrases interchangeable in other contexts? For example," The country cut down on/ cut down waste production." Thank you !
Oct 3, 2016 7:53 AM
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Thanks for your comment Alex
October 3, 2016
It's American English (so I can't comment on which is more correct!). However, in UK English, we'd use 'reduce' or 'less' instead. e.g. "You should eat less sugar". "The country reduced its waste production".
October 3, 2016
Cheryl
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