Can I use these both? That tap isn't running. There's no water in that tap.
Aug 20, 2018 12:14 PM
Answers · 2
Both can be used. To talk about a tap running is the same as talking about a kettle boiling. In both cases it is the water that runs/boils. This is known as a 'transferred epithet'. A native speaker of English is very likely to use both or either of these sentences.
August 20, 2018
Taps don't run water does. The water in that tap isn't running. There is no water coming from that tap. These are better sentences.
August 20, 2018
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