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is it an error in the answers
I cant stop thinking about my ex-girlfriend. She is always on the safe side. I suppose " she is always in my mind"
Ive seen --the meaning is "in order to have a margin of security against risks..."
so its an error?
Writing this text, "I cant stop thinking about my ex-girlfriend. She is always on the safe side" is an error. Is that what you mean?
Claiming that, "She is always on the safe side" means "She is always in my mind" is also an error.
PS: Your punctuation is also erroneous.
Could you tell us what exactly are you getting at when you say that she "is always on the safe side"? That phrase seems to be out of context. When you say that someone is on the safe side, it means that they are not in jeopardy any more because they have taken all the necessary steps required to protect against any problems. From what I see, you seem to have some brushing up to do. You also need to make sure you use punctuation marks wherever required as pointed out by someone. Besides, it would be more appropriate to say that "she is always ON your mind" instead of "she is always in your mind."
I am not an English teacher and I speak English as my second language.
We don't say that someone is on the safe side at all. We say things like "To be on the safe side, I'll pick you up at 6am for your 8am flight. The traffic might be really heavy."
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
It was taken (the example) from the course-book with answers
It was an answer "She is always on the safe side"
The choice was " to be on the safe side" and " to be on one"s mind"
my choice is ---She is always on my mind
Thank you ever so much (with all my erroneous punctuation together)
Last edited by towcats1; 15-Jun-2013 at 20:02.
no, I like this one .To be on the safe side, I'll ask you about wrong answers