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    My room is "out of order?"

    Dear teachers:

    In a class, my teacher just listed some synonyms for one sentence "My room or desk is out of order/ disorderly/ in a mess/ messy / not neat." I just wanna ask do these words or phrases are interchangeable? Thanks for your professional help!

    Best regards,
    Wei-ching

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    Re: My room is "out of order?"

    Welcome to the forum.

    "Out of order" does not work in that context but the others are fine and are interchangeable in that context.

    Please don't use chatlish/textspeak on the forum. It's "want to", not "wanna".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My room is "out of order?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Wei-ching View Post
    Dear teachers:

    In a class, my teacher just listed some synonyms for one sentence "My room or desk is out of order/ disorderly/ in a mess/ messy / not neat." I just wanna ask do these words or phrases are interchangeable? Thanks for your professional help!

    Best regards,
    Wei-ching
    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    I was told that we donít have synonyms for sentences, Wei-ching.

    Please see:

    Synonyms refer to words, not sentences.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...-hopes-up.html

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    Re: My room is "out of order?"

    I think the OP simply meant "Here are some synonyms for [disordered which can be used in this] one sentence".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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