Asking for help

frank gudunj at 126.COM
Thu Aug 14 05:49:39 EDT 2014


Hello, everybody!
 In reading Dixon's book (1991, 2005), I encounter   pairs of expressions:
1 have a kick of the ball
2 have a kick at the ball
3 have a kick of the door
4 have a kick at the door
  Dixon says there is difference between ex. 1 and 2. As for 3, it is unacceptable. Ex 4 is my example.
 I wonder  what is the shades of difference between 1 & 2. Why is 3 unacceptable?  Is sentence 4 acceptable?
   
  I'd quite appreciate it if anybody could explain it to me. 
Thank you!
With regards
Aipu




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