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I'm looking for alternative words/phrases for "moving back in time". If any one could kindly come up with the required words/phrases.
Sir, I was looking for a phrase that meant, looking back in history.
You change moving' to 'looking' and 'time' to 'history', and think that's enough context to be going on. Sheesh.
We're not being intentionally unhelpful. It's just that we can't give you a usefu l(or even accurate) answer until we know what context you have in mind.
Do you mean 'traveling back in a time-machine' or 'taking examples from previous civilizations', or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lot%27s_wife as she walked away from Sodom, or...
Sorry sir, I thought 'moving back in time' , 'looking back in history' , and 'looking back at history', all mean the same.
I want to say for example,"looking back in history, it is difficult to identify one incident that caused so much deaths as the tsunami".
Is 'looking back in history' a correct phrase?
what else can I change this phrase with?
Thank you sir! And yes, there is no veracity in the statement whatsoever. I had just written it for the the sake of example.
By the way, Is my above sentence correct?
Last edited by aachu; 04-Jul-2011 at 20:29.
And you just 'wrote' it - although if you were recounting the course of events, and wanted to clarify that one thing had occurred before another, the past perfect would be right. Many people might think it acceptable here, but to me it seems over-elaborate in this context and for your purpose..