Meaning of broom, shovel and trovel


#1

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #294 [color=blue]“Real Life: Cleaning Supplies (1)”, question 2

A is a long-handled cleaning tool. It has a brush on one end and it’s used to sweep dirt and debris off of a floor.

(a) trowel
(b) shovel
© broom
(d) pick axe

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #294 [color=blue]“Real Life: Cleaning Supplies (1)”, answer 2

A broom is a long-handled cleaning tool. It has a brush on one end and it’s used to sweep dirt and debris off of a floor.

Correct answer: © broom
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please tell me the meaning of broom,shovel.and trovel


#2

Hello Nikitasha,

Welcome to the forums.

You ought to use a good Learners’ Dictionary to find out this sort of information.

trowel
shovel
broom
pickaxe


#3

thanku for help


#4

Is the word “of” right here in the “debris off of a floor”?
thanks


#5

It’s common use in the US, though I’m not sure whether it would be considered ‘correct’ - perhaps someone from the US can comment.

It is incorrect in Britain. ‘debris off a/the floor’ is the correct term.


#6

Hi,

This is a classic example of ‘off of’. The best I could find but sadly not the great Sinatra himself.

youtube.com/watch?v=sPUBg9Mx-W4

Alan