(.......), pour white wine on it...

murphy#

Senior Member
Armenian
Please help me to consider which one to choose. Can you give the definition of ( gets dropped)?

(...................), pour white wine on it immediately.

  • Whoever drops red wine on the carpet
  • If red wine gets dropped on the carpet
 
  • ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    "If red wine gets dropped spilled on the carpet..." It's the passive voice of "spill". We could have said "If red wine is spilled...". It's the same as "If someone should spill/If someone spills red wine..."
     
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    murphy#

    Senior Member
    Armenian
    "If red wine gets dropped spilled on the carpet..." It's the passive voice of "spill". We could have said "If red wine is spliled...". It's the same as "If someone should spill/If someone spills red wine..."
    So, you suggest that (gets dropped) doesn't fit here??
     

    Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    You can drop red wine on a carpet. The easiest way is to drop a full glass. The point of the exercise is, surely, the grammar, not the choice of vocabulary. "Pour white wine" is the imperative, so "whoever ..., pour white wine" is ungrammatical. The grammatical options are:
    Whoever drops ... should pour ... (no comma) or
    If red wine ..., pour ... (optional comma).
     
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