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    #1

    someone without a face or body

    I invited Heather Anne Campbell to have lunch with me and wear her Google Glass the whole time. She is one of the 8,000 people Google chose to buy the $1,500 device before it's made available to the public.
    I did not think our lunch would go well, since I'm one of the few people who believe putting your phone on the table suggests that you don't think I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body.


    What does the underlined sentence mean?

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    #2
    "Someone without a face or body" would be someone calling her on her phone. The writer was offended that she might accept a phone call during their lunch.

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    #3
    This sentence ( putting your phone on the table suggests that you don't think I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body )from another aspect it can writing ( putting your phone on the table suggests not thinking I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body )

    right or false

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    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by moemenkhallaf View Post
    This sentence ( putting your phone on the table suggests that you don't think I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body )from another aspect it can writing ( putting your phone on the table suggests not thinking I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body )

    right or wrong
    Hello, moemenkhallaf.

    "[...] suggests your not thinking I can tell a story as well as [...]" looks grammatical.

    However, I don't think the verb 'suggest' in the sense of 'imply' or 'indicate' is followed by the '-ing form'. (I think the '-ing form' is used when offering an idea.)
    For this reason, your version wouldn't work, in my opinion.

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    #5
    It needs punctuation.

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    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It needs punctuation.
    Hello, bhai.
    I suppose you are referrring to moemenkhallaf's post #3.
    Do you mean moemenkhallaf's version is fine if it is properly punctuated ?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, bhai.
    I suppose you are referrring to moemenkhallaf's post #3.
    Do you mean moemenkhallaf's version is fine if it is properly punctuated ?

    Thank you.
    No, sorry, I meant the original. moemenkhallaf's version doesn't work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, moemenkhallaf.

    "[...] suggests your not thinking I can tell a story as well as [...]" looks grammatical.

    However, I don't think the verb 'suggest' in the sense of 'imply' or 'indicate' is followed by the '-ing form'. (I think the '-ing form' is used when offering an idea.)
    For this reason, your version wouldn't work, in my opinion.
    Hello, tzfujimino.
    Ask about "your" as obj.and suggest following "verb + ing " without obj.

    I suggest playing football. (right)
    I suggest our playing football. (wrong)

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    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by moemenkhallaf View Post
    This sentence ( putting your phone on the table suggests that you don't think I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body )from another aspect it can writing ( putting your phone on the table suggests not thinking I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body )
    The sentence "putting your phone on the table suggests that you don't think I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body" can be written in another way: "putting your phone on the table suggests not thinking I can tell a story as well as someone without a face or body".

    Please note the suggestions I have made for improving your post. Jasonlulu's original is actually clearer.

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