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    Better In Person

    Is it incorrect to say, "they look better in person than they do in pictures" when referring to a thing rather than a person? Would I have to say, "they look better up close than they do in pictures?" Or maybe even, "they look better in real life than they do in pictures?"

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    Re: Better In Person

    Hi Ataylor

    I'd go for your last option.
    If you are talking about a thing, you shouldn't really say "in person (or in the flesh")
    If you say "close up" you could be close up to a photo or picture of the item.
    Hence the last option.

    Hope this helps

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