Discussion in 'English Only' started by Ansola, Apr 21, 2017.
Can we 'GET the ball under the table'? By kicking it, for example.
What ball? What table? Why are we kicking a ball under a table?
Please give some context. It is difficult to answer without it.
I'm saying to others 'try to get the ball under the table'. We're playing 'football'. The ball is a little bigger than a tennis ball. The table is our gate.
The table is your goal. Then yes, the object of the game is to get the ball under the table (or into the goal, into the net, between the posts, etc.).
Thanks for the context. Yes, 'Try to get the ball under the table' sounds fine.
I assume you mean the table is your goal?
Yes, the table is our goal. Thank you!
When the ball is under the table, then 'Score!' should be shouted, right?
Yes, that's a score.
But keep in mind, after a score, for the game to continue, someone has to go and "get the ball under the table."
Do you see the other meaning?
Yes, I see the other meaning. Then it's better to say 'get the ball into the goal'.
As long as you define the goal, of course.
"The goal is the area under the table. Now, get the ball in the goal!"
More natural, and very common when 'playing' football, is to shout 'Goal!' when scoring a goal. Shouting 'Score!' would sound odd.
Thank you, didn't know that.
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