PlumberReally?  Call a plumber!

Translation: « J’ai bouché mon ordinateur. »

Why wrong:  In English there are thousands of expressions called phrasal verbs that use a particle (i.e. a preposition or adverb) after a verb.  Examples of particles are up, down, in, out, on and off.  QualityometerOmission of the particle can change the meaning, often quite humorously.

Correct it:  “I plugged in my compter.”

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“I plugged my computer.”