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    Dear teachers,

    Yesterday I read an interesting expression in the following excerpt from a forum:

    "So while I'm still on the fence about these off-brand TVs, join us in this hot forum discussion thread created by one of our members, and tell us what you think about this off-brand TVs. Would you consider buying out them, or do you solely stick with well known names that have a lot of history."

    This expression 'on the fence" gives us a gentle hint that the author couldn't decide to come down on the right or on the wrong site of the fence; he couldn't decide which of two sides to support; he left uncommitted or neutral; his behaviour was characterized by indecision.

    Could you confirm the common usage of this expression or it is an ingenious
    hint of a eccentric writer?

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

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    It's exactly the way you described it. Somebody who is on the fence about something hasn't been able to decide one way or the other.

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    ...and we refer to somebody as "sitting on the fence"

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    Hi RonBee,

    Thank you for your conforming reply.

    Really and truly the mentioned above expression focused my attention with its picturesqueness and vividness.

    Thank you for your backing.

    Regards.

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    Hi David L,

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    Thank you also for the further information concerning the mentioned above expression. The referred from you modification is more picturesqueness and vividness than the original expression.

    Thank you for your attention.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: on the fence

    Say:
    more picturesque and vivid

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    Hi RonBee,

    Thank you for your justified correction. I will take it in consideration.

    Thank you for your kindness.

    Happy Holidays.

    Regards.

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    You are quite welcome. Post more!


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