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    I looked at myself in the mirror and thought "oh man, you are really getting old...our face is full of wrinkles!"


    Hi,
    Is this sentence ok, please?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post


    I looked at myself in the mirror and thought "Oh man, you are really getting old...our face is full of wrinkles!"


    Hi,
    Is this sentence ok, please?
    Thanks.
    I hope "our" is a typo!

    I would phrase that as "your face is so wrinkled!" OR "your face has so many wrinkles!"

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    Default Re: in the mirror

    Not necessarily. He is looking into the mirror at an image of himself and is talking to that reflective image. Both faces (really one) show wrinkles. So "our" could be used - and it is a cute comment.

    But I have to admit, I usually look in the mirror and say, "You are getting old, Susie!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I hope "our" is a typo!

    I would phrase that as "your face is so wrinkled!" OR "your face has so many wrinkles!"
    Hi,
    Yes, I meant "your".
    Thanks a lot.

    P.S.: I wonder why "IN the mirror" instead of "ON the mirror".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    Yes, I meant "your".
    Thanks a lot.

    P.S.: I wonder why "IN the mirror" instead of "ON the mirror".
    You are seeing a reflection which appears three-dimensional, not just something on the surface of the glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Not necessarily. He is looking into the mirror at an image of himself and is talking to that reflective image. Both faces (really one) show wrinkles. So "our" could be used - and it is a cute comment.

    But I have to admit, I usually look in the mirror and say, "You are getting old, Susie!"
    Then:
    I looked at myself in the mirror and thought "Oh man, we are really getting old...Our face is full of wrinkles!"
    Or it denotes a sudden change of perspective, perhaps?

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    Nowadays when I look in the mirror, that's not me staring back. It's someone else, much older. I don'[t know that person. She is getting wrinkles

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    Default Re: in the mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Not necessarily. He is looking into the mirror at an image of himself and is talking to that reflective image. Both faces (really one) show wrinkles. So "our" could be used - and it is a cute comment.

    But I have to admit, I usually look in the mirror and say, "You are getting old, Susie!"


    And there's another possibility; he could be standing beside someone else, and saying 'We are getting old' (without a trace of cuteness).


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    Or leads a double life.

    I.

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