As far as I know, one can use these verbs with the preposition "to" like in "rewind/fast-forward a tape to some point".

  1. How about "until"? Can it be used with these verbs?
  2. If one needs to make a tape go X seconds back/forward, can he say "rewind/fast-forward a tape X seconds"?

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We can say it like this:

"Rewind / fast-forward the movie until you reach that particular frame."

The answer to your second question is yes you can.

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    Interesting to note that many younger people will have never seen, or used, an audio or video machine, which had a physical tape that could be rewound. Apr 1, 2022 at 7:27
  • @Michael Harvey Yes, that's interesting, I think "skipping to a particular scene" can be used with digital videos, because it can happen instantly. Apr 1, 2022 at 7:33
  • How to rephrase "rewind/fast-forward X minutes" using the verb "skip"?
    – Vova
    Apr 1, 2022 at 9:54
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    @Vova We can say "Skip the first 10 minutes and go straight to ......" Apr 1, 2022 at 10:03

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