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    Watched A Movie From Cover To Cover??

    Hi, teachers:

    I wonder if this sentence is right:

    I didn't watch the movie from cover to cover.
    Is the above sentece right?? I guess not. ("from cover to cover" is for the book reading, right? )

    By this I want to say "I kept dragging the play button and skipped many bits. "

    I know it must be wrong but how to rephrase it ?

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    Re: Watched A Movie From Cover To Cover??

    Quote Originally Posted by VividJailbird View Post
    Hi, teachers:

    I wonder if this sentence is right:



    Is the above sentece right?? I guess not. ("from cover to cover" is for the book reading, right? )

    By this I want to say "I kept dragging the play button and skipped many bits. "

    I know it must be wrong but how to rephrase it ?
    Try; "...from start to finish".

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    Re: Watched A Movie From Cover To Cover??

    I completely agree that "from start to finish" is the corollary for "from cover to cover" but it means you watched every minute/read every page.

    If you skipped a bunch of it, I don't know what you would say. You "skim" a book. What's the equivalent for a movie?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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