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  1. Yourjones
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    How/Where to move the cup

    Hello,

    I see a cup on the edge of my coffee table. I am afraid it could be knocked off the table by the running children. So I want to:

    1. move it more towards the middle of the table. (Isn't this sentemce too long?)
    2. move it further inside. (But it's not a hole that has the inside and the outside.)
    3. Your opinion...

    Thanks.

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    Re: How/Where to move the cup

    I would say "Move the cup away from the edge of the table". It would be understood that you are suggesting moving it closer to the centre of the table.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How/Where to move the cup

    Is it understandable to say 'move the cup inward'?

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    Re: How/Where to move the cup

    Not really.

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    Re: How/Where to move the cup

    The Oxford Dictionaries say 'inward' means 'towards the inside or centre'.
    Can 'move the cup inward' mean 'move the cup towards the centre of the table'?

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    Re: How/Where to move the cup

    In my opinion, it would not be used in that context.

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