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    Can I say "being seen of your hand" to mean "your hand being seen"? If not so, is there any other preposition I can throw in there to make it work that way? Thank you very much!

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    Default Re: Use of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    Can I say "being seen of your hand" to mean "your hand being seen"? If not so, is there any other preposition I can throw in there to make it work that way? Thank you very much!
    Can you form a whole sentence with "your hand being seen" because I don't know what the original phrase means so it's hard to know how you could rephrase it.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Use of preposition

    For example, the rule says you can't do it with your hand being seen?

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    Default Re: Use of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    For example, the rule says you can't do it with your hand being seen?
    That does not seem natural to me. Where did you find it?

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    Default Re: Use of preposition

    Is it to do with playing poker? Or a magic trick?

    The context would help but my initial reaction is that it should say something like "The rule says you can't do it with your hand on view/on show".
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    Default Re: Use of preposition

    I came up with the example sentense myself. I guess it could be poker or a magic trick.
    I'm having some trouble visiting this site. It takes an unbearably long time for any page to load so sorry for the delay of my reply. Anyways, thank you for your help. There is no way i can come up with an acceptable expression like “being seen of your hand” with maybe another preposition?

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    Default Re: Use of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    I came up with the example sentense myself. I guess it could be poker or a magic trick.
    I'm having some trouble visiting this site. It takes an unbearably long time for any page to load so sorry for the delay of my reply. Anyways, thank you for your help. There is no way i can come up with an acceptable expression like “being seen of your hand” with maybe another preposition?
    I'm not sure if this helps but you could use in. As in 'being seen in your hand'. Again it depends on context.
    OR more in line with your sentence. 'You must perform the trick without the contents of your hand being seen'.
    Does that help?

    (I'm not a teacher)

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    Default Re: Use of preposition

    Thank you but what if I want to emphasize more the hand itself rather than the contents of it?

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    You must perform the trick without your hand being seen.
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