How do you express about closing lids or covers of a box? Do you just use "close boxes" like this without any other expressions and if I want to use lids or covers, would it be weird? Just as she was about to came in, I managed to force the light to go out by plugging off and to close the box. so, even though she appeared a look of suspecting me doing something tricky, I was able not to show it empty.
Oct 12, 2019 7:29 AM
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You can close a box, or you can close the lid of a box. In the sentence you wrote, I'd say "closing the box" would sound more natural that "to close the box". Also, "plugging off" isn't a phrase we use in English, to pull an electric plug out of the socket is "unplugging" so you can "unplug" the light. Using a switch (or similar) is "turning on" or "turning off", which may be where you're getting confused. You could also "pull the plug out". Hope that helps.
October 12, 2019
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