Does the following sentence have correct use of the word 'blow' and 'fit' ? (separate sentences)

A sudden gust of wind made the candles blow off.

I'm very busy, I had to fit ten appointments in one morning

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    Please ask separate questions, the two words are really not related. – user11550 Jul 3 '12 at 5:09

Re the first sentence:

I would say "blow out" for what candles do in the wind. I believe that "blow off" can be slang for releasing gas from one's bottom.

Re the second sentence:

Your use of "fit" is fine, but I would probably write "into one morning" rather than "in one morning". Also, the comma should be a semi-colon, as the two parts of the sentence are grammatically independent of one another.

  • On the other hand, the candles might have been blown off the cake. – Andrew Leach Jul 3 '12 at 6:59
  • Oh, yes, I suppose they could have. @vinoth - can you please clarify whether you meant that the candles blew right off the cake; or whether you meant that they were simply extinguished? – user16269 Jul 3 '12 at 7:56
  • @David , these were questions in GMAT question paper. We may never know what they meant :) – Vinoth Kumar C M Jul 3 '12 at 8:04

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