Because this tape-recorder won't be left you in my will until I am dead.
But the case—the case looked exactly like it ought to house a tape-recorder.
It was heavy, about as heavy as a tape-recorder ought to be.
She produced a tape-recorder and a yellow pad and a pen, and twirled the pen.
After the first couple of sentences, I led Teddy into the living-room, and switched on ...