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    I am not by a computer right now

    I got your message but I am not
    by a computer right now
    . I will message you tomorrow.


    Does the phrase in red mean I am not nearer to a computer now?

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    Re: I am not by a computer right now

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I got your message but I am not
    by a computer right now
    . I will message you tomorrow.


    Does the phrase in red mean I am not nearer to a computer now?
    It means that you don't have access to a computer at the moment.

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    Re: I am not by a computer right now

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I got your message but I am not
    by a computer right now
    . I will message you tomorrow.


    Does the phrase in red mean I am not nearer
    nearto a computer now?
    As bhai said, it means the writer doesn't have access to a computer at that moment. It doesn't mean he doesn't own or use a computer, simply that he is not close to/near/by a computer so it's not possible for him to use one at the time of writing/saying the comment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I am not by a computer right now

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I got your message but I am not
    by a computer right now
    . I will message you tomorrow.


    Does the phrase in red mean I am not nearer to a computer now?
    Not "by a computer" would mean not in the proximity of a computer, but not that the person does not have access to one. To not have access could simply be that, while the computer is nearby, someone is presently using the only one available.

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