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Hi,

When your neighbours rake a lot of needles and do a lot of work in the garden, can you use these?

“They are really grinding away in (or perhaps ‘at’ if I wanted to imply that they work on improving the garden and not just working outside) their garden.”

“They have really doubled down on raking the needles.”

Thank you.

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“They have really doubled down on raking the needles.” is grammatically correct, but depending on the context may be confusing. "They have really doubled down on raking the pine needles" sounds better to me (assuming you mean pine needles). I don't hear many people refer to pine needles as simply "needles".


"They are really grinding away in their garden" is not correct. You need to say the action that is being "grinded away" at. "They are really grinding away at raking leaves in their garden." is much better.

That’s what I thought. Thank you for confirming it.