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Can to the curb) what it mean,is this expression? THE GIFT OF A CHILD'S LOVE: Each week, 2-year-old Lance puts on his reflective vest and wheels his mini-garbage (can to the curb) to wait for his friend James, the garbage man.
Nov 19, 2016 10:10 PM
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The original news story is here. Look at the pictures. http://tinyurl.com/h2ulbnj You probably found the story here, which has been slightly rewritten. http://tinyurl.com/zdkw87p It contains the sentence: "THE GIFT OF A CHILD'S LOVE: Each week, 2-year-old Lance puts on his reflective vest and wheels his mini-garbage can to the curb to wait for his friend James, the garbage man." "Garbage can" goes together as a unit. "To the curb" goes together as a unit. "Can to the curb" does not go together as a unit. It is talking about a "mini-garbage can." That is to say, a little, child-sized garbage can. The garbage can is on wheels. It rolls. We can use "wheel" as a verb. We can say "he pushes the garbage can" or we can say "he wheels the garbage can." The curb is the raised edge of the sidewalk. Where does he wheel his garbage can? He wheels his garbage can to the curb.
November 19, 2016
The pictures in Dan's link really help with this one. In many parts of the US - you'll have garbage cans inside your house. When they get full, you put the garbage in big garbage can that is outside of your house. Then, once a week, you take the big garbage can and put it on the side of the street ("the curb"). The garbage collectors take the garbage away (and they leave the can) and you bring the empty outdoor can back to your house (away from the street). This (ridiculously cute) little kid has seen his parent bring the big garbage can to the curb every week and is copying that with his little tiny garbage can.
November 20, 2016
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