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    Please don't write this on my wall "Thank you for visiting my profile".

    Is this sentence okay? Can we give what we mean by the word "this" at the end?

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    Re: This



    Which of these two do you mean:

    • Please don't write this on my wall: "Thank you for visiting my profile"
    • Please don't write this on my wall. Thank you for visiting my profile.


    In the first case 'this' is the quoted wish: "Thank you for visiting my profile". If so, you don't need to specify the prohibited text (as it will be the previous comment on your wall [Note for the digitally challenged: the context is presumably Facebook ]); you could just say 'Please don't write that on my wall.'

    In the second case, 'this' refers to something they have already written, referred to in your text and/or known from the context.

    But as it stands your text makes no sense.

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    Last edited by BobK; 21-Jul-2012 at 17:23. Reason: Added note

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    Re: This

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post


    Which of these two do you mean:

    • Please don't write this on my wall: "Thank you for visiting my profile"
    • Please don't write this on my wall. Thank you for visiting my profile.


    In the first case 'this' is the quoted wish: "Thank you for visiting my profile". In the second case, 'this' refers to something they have already written, referred to in your text and/or known from the context.

    But as it stands your text makes no sense.

    b

    I meant the first one.

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    Re: This

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I meant the first one.
    You mean that somebody wrote, "Thank you for visiting my profile" on your wall?

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    Re: This

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You mean that somebody wrote, "Thank you for visiting my profile" on your wall?
    Yes(but it is also possible that no has written so far and I am asking them not to do that hereafter as well), I mean that and I asking them to not write that(Thank you for visiting my profile).


    Let me give you another example.


    Please don't use this word in public: "stupid".

    I mean to say: "please don't use the word "stupid" in public".

    In this example it is just a word, So we can say it as I have said it my second example but in my earlier example it was a long phrase. So, I tried that way of saying it. Is there any natural way to say what I tried to say?

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    Re: This

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I mean to say: "p Please don't use the word "stupid" in public". [...]
    Is there any natural way to say what I tried to say?
    That is the natural way.

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    Re: This

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You mean that somebody wrote, "Thank you for visiting my profile" on your wall?
    I believe a wall is something people have on Facebook or some similar site.

    PS: It's Facebook -- I've checked with Wikipedia.

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    Re: This

    Please do not write "Thank you for visiting my profile" on my [Facebook] wall.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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