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    Default Touchable or touching?

    I have written an article and want to present it to my friends if I say:It's touchable and pretty nice, don't miss it up.Is touchable, correct or I should use touching instead.

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    Default Re: Touchable or touching?

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    I have written an article and want to present it to my friends. If I say, "It's touchable and pretty nice; don't mess it up," is "touchable"correct or I should use "touching" instead.
    What are you trying to mean with "touchable/touching"?

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    Default Re: Touchable or touching?

    I mean is it correct to use it here or I should use touching instead.
    As here:
    1.It is touchable and pretty nice; don't miss it up.
    2.It is touchable and pretty nice; don't miss it up.

    Which one is correct?

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    Default Re: Touchable or touching?

    Take another look at your last post, in which there is precisely zero difference between 1 and 2, and think again about Raymott's question. What meaning are you trying to impart?

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    Default Re: Touchable or touching?

    Okay, I'm going to have a try in spite of the question's lack of clarity.

    Touchable means that something can be touched in the physical sense of extending one's hand and touching it. If something is not touchable, it is out of reach.

    Touching, on the other hand, often has an emotional meaning. Something that is touching evokes an emotional reaction in you. It tugs on the strings of your heart.

    BTW "miss it up" is wrong. You mean "mess it up".

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    Default Re: Touchable or touching?

    It would be up to the readers, not the writer, to find it touching.

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    Default Re: Touchable or touching?

    Do you mean "It's OK to touch it, but don't mess it up"'?

    This would tell them that they are allowed to touch the piece of paper with their hands but they must be careful.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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