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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool missing

    Hello again,

    Is this sentence correct: there is one button missing on the right of the dress?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: missing

    On the right of the dress means the button is not on the dress but next to it on the right side.

    On the right part/portion of the dress

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    Default Re: missing

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    On the right of the dress means the button is not on the dress but next to it on the right side.

    On the right part/portion of the dress

    not a teacher
    I would have said "There is one button missing on the right-hand side of the dress".

    However, as far as the comment above is concerned, I wouldn't say that "on the right of the dress" would necessarily suggest that the button isn't on the dress. "To the right of the dress" would mean not on the dress, but next to it on the right-hand side.

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    Default Re: missing

    I can't see any problems with this statement.

    "There is one button missing on the right of the dress."

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