Question #6777

Could you please check this sentence? Is the grammar correct?

'If the remote doesn't work, you can control with the button on the TV.'

  • bluebellbkk

You have to control 'something'. So, 'it', or 'the TV' or whatever.

  • Chi girl

Control what? You have to say: . . . you can control the TV with the buttons.

  • Anonymous

It's grammatical but more natural is "if the remote doesn't work, use the buttons on the TV." I don't think you need to explain that the buttons control the TV.

  • Anonymous

If the remote doesn't work, you can control it with the buttons on the TV.

  • ?

I believe buttonS (plural) would be more accurate.

  • Camerox

no, you are missing a noun after control

  • geezer

"If the remote doesn't work, you can control the TV by using the buttons on it"

  • Salt and Peppy

Keep it simple.