In English we can find both expressions: He kicked the door. and He kicked at the door. It seems to me that they have the same meaning. Can we find the context in which only one of them is appropriate but not the other.

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    No need to close this one, it has to do with linguistic aspect.
    – Keelan
    Jul 2, 2020 at 6:20
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    Agreed, way to stifle conversation about umm... Linguistics. Jul 2, 2020 at 11:12
  • The way it's framed is a usage question. If it was how or why, then it would be on topic.
    – Nardog
    Jul 8, 2020 at 19:01


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