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    #31

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    I should have typed " I haven't heard from you".

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    I've heard about Casio for a long time and I finally met her in my dream last night. She was a logical wise woman and still is. I don't get your logic either, Cassie.

    I haven't heard from you for a while, either!

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    #32

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    Thank you so much for your explanation. Now it is easier.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by X Mode
    If someone is "before" you, then someone is "in front of you".

    example: They spoke before a live audience. = The audience was in front of them, and they were facing the audience.

    example: The radio show was recorded before a live audience. = The radio show was recorded in front of a live audience.

    If a person is in front of you, then you are "after" that person. And that person is in front of you. That same person is before you.

    example: A guy with a blue hat was standing in line at the supermarket. A woman with a red hat was standing behind him. The cashier said to the woman with the red hat, "Can I help you?" The woman with the red hat said, "No, this gentelman with the blue hat is before me." The gentleman with the blue hat told the woman with the red hat that she could go in front of him even though he was before her in line.

    before = in front of

    after = behind

    They couldn't believe what they saw right before their very eyes. It was a gigantic bird.

    The gigantic bird was "right in front of them", which means the gigantic bird was "right before their very eyes".

    The gigantic bird stood before them flapping its wings up and down. The gigantic bird was in front of them flapping its wings up and down. There was a lot of wind.

    Does that help you understand it?


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    #33

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    Dear HaraKiriBlade,
    This name is too long for me to memorize.
    Thank you very much for the way the idea is put. And it is vivid and interesting.
    I had just felt I began to understand it but it seems I got confused again because what you have described is different from what X Mode explained. I'll try to study what everybody explained and to understand the use well.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by HaraKiriBlade
    I believe Casiopea was trying to be graphical in his / her (sorry!) explanation. (I don't know if I'm using the words in proper way...)

    Maybe if I just replace Xs and Ys with emoticons... trying to be even more graphical the formula may become easier to understand.

    in front of:
    -> ( is in front of with reference to )

    before:
    -> -> ( is before with reference to )

    Does it look any better?
    And sorry Casiopea, for stealing your explanation this way. If it's copyrighted let me know, I'll delete this post.


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    #34

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    Hi there,

    Yes, I understand what you said. It's just that I swallowed too much Cassie's logic and became illogical myself. I'll continuing reading the rest.
    Last edited by blacknomi; 19-May-2005 at 18:51.


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    #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaraKiriBlade
    I believe Casiopea was trying to be graphical in his / her (sorry!) explanation. (I don't know if I'm using the words in proper way...)

    Maybe if I just replace Xs and Ys with emoticons... trying to be even more graphical the formula may become easier to understand.

    in front of:
    -> ( is in front of with reference to )

    before:
    -> -> ( is before with reference to )

    Does it look any better?
    And sorry Casiopea, for stealing your explanation this way. If it's copyrighted let me know, I'll delete this post.

    Hi HKBlade!
    Yes, it "looks" much better than algebra.


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    #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang

    I should have typed " I haven't heard from you".

    Jiang
    Jiang!!!!!

    Don't .

    Actually I think your sentence was really nice. The negation of "I haven't heard from you for a while" could be "I have heard from you for while."

    I am not after you, nor am I behind you. I think it a wise trap!
    Last edited by blacknomi; 19-May-2005 at 18:20.


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    #37

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    I had just felt I began to understand it but it seems I got confused again because what you have described is different from what X Mode explained.
    You are not alone.

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    #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    You are not alone.

    Apart from the technicality of whether "in front of" is or is not synonymous with "before", I would like to say that my explanation describes what people mean when they actually use them. I would not at all call such synonymous usage wrong. It's correct. Besides, a sequence is part of space. However, the sequence can exist independently within space, of course.



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    #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang

    Thank you so much for your explanation. Now it is easier.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang

    You're welcome. I'm glad to know that it helped you.


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    Thank you very much for your encouragement.

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Jiang!!!!!

    Don't .

    Actually I think your sentence was really nice. The negation of "I haven't heard from you for a while" could be "I have heard from you for while."

    I am not after you, nor am I behind you. I think it a wise trap!

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