The grill

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The grill

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:28 pm

Hi you guys! I'm cooking meat on the barbecue. Suddenly my mobile phone rings. I want to ask my friend to handle the grill for me so that I could answer the phone. Between "taking care of the grill" and "manning the grill", which one sounds the most natural in this situation?

1. Would you mind manning the grill for a few minutes?

2. Would you mind taking care of the grill for a few minutes?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: The grill

Post by tony h » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:23 pm

It probably depends on the nature of the speaker. The first sounds more macho whereas the second is altogether softer.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: The grill

Post by Bobinwales » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:09 am

What Tony is saying is, either will do, as will, "Take over here while I take this call please", or "Can you look after this lot while I take this bloody call please?".
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Re: The grill

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:37 am

tony h and Bob: Thank you two so much.
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