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    pages in a notebook

    In a notebook, normally we start to write from the first page . What should I say if I start to write from the last page, the last second page, the last third page.....so on?

    1. May I try:

    I start to put down my notes from the last page backward instead of from the first page.

    I know my writing sound odd? Please help!

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    2. Are the above writings in proper structure?
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    Re: pages in a notebook

    In a notebook, we normally start writing on the first page. What should I call it if I start to write from the last page, the second last page, the(third to last) page... (< ellipsis - 3 dots) and so on?
    1. May I use:

    I started to write my notes backwards, from the last page instead of the first page.
    I know my writing sounds odd. Please help!

    I don't know that there's a term for starting in the back of the notebook...

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    Re: pages in a notebook

    I start at the back and work forwards.

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    Re: pages in a notebook

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    I started to write notes at the last through the first pages.

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    Re: pages in a notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I start at the back and work forwards.
    Wouldn't you start at the end and work backwards?!
    Or start at the back and work towards the front.

    I would say that it's difficult to start at the back and then work forwards as you would already have run out of pages by using the last page. The only thing left "forwards" of the last page is the back cover.

    Hmm, so many interpretations.

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    Re: pages in a notebook

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Wouldn't you start at the end and work backwards?!
    Or start at the back and work towards the front.

    I would say that it's difficult to start at the back and then work forwards as you would already have run out of pages by using the last page. The only thing left "forwards" of the last page is the back cover.

    Hmm, so many interpretations.
    Déjà vu! Only a couple of days ago I had a similar conversation concerning 'foward/s':

    "Pranzo is at 2 pm but the older Italian folk tend to move further and further forward, so you'll notice younger people in Italy will have pranzo at 2.30 while old folk at 12.30 - because they wake up at 3 am. ;) "

    It struck me because by 'forward' I first understood they had their dinner later, while bringing forward actually meant 'earlier', not 'as hours progress'.


    Then the explanation followed:
    bring it forward - 2 pm to 1 pm - make it quicker
    push it back - 1 pm to 2 pm - delay

    e.g. Can we please push the meeting back a week? = I need more time

    So in other words, you're sitting in the present when looking at a future commitment. If you draw a timeline of commitments coming up, which one is closer to you ? 1 am or 2 am?

    Makes sense but it's interesting how I interpreted it the other way round.

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