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    #1

    Back

    1) In this photo you can see my face.
    2) in that photo you can't see my face, you can only see my back.


    How do I say the second sentence in a shorter way?

    3) In that photo I'm turned with my back towards?


    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Back

    'In that photo I have my back to the camera.'

    Please don't limit your titles to a single word. You can only see my back would have been good for this.

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    #3

    Re: Back

    Thanks, Rover!
    But oh....! Don't be so critical! I an not writing an essay and I am not at school! ;)
    But your help is appreciated, ever :)

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    #4

    Re: Back

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    Don't be so critical!
    Rover was not being critical. He was merely asking you to help people get a reasonable idea of what your thread is about. As you want their help when you post the question, this seems to me to be a reasonable request.
    Last edited by Piscean; 01-Nov-2015 at 15:52. Reason: minor typo

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    #5

    Re: Back

    For the same reason, I have edited your other thread which was entitled 'Future'.

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    #6

    Re: Back

    Dear Piscean, you quoted me above. Why did you skip my smilie at the end of this sentence then?
    It sounds less critical ( or not at all) with a smilie :)

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    #7

    Re: Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    For the same reason, I have edited your other thread which was entitled 'Future'.
    I don't mind it at all. If I myself was at ease with the language i wouldn't be here :)

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    #8

    Re: Back

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    If I myself was at ease with the language i wouldn't be here :)
    See below.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    End every sentence with the correct punctuation mark not home-made emoticons. If you want to insert a smiley, click on the icon.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: Back

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofsr View Post
    Dear Piscean, you quoted me above. Why did you skip my smilie at the end of this sentence then?
    There were two reasons:

    1. I like to keep quoted material as short as possible.
    2. I am one of those oldies who doesn't immediately realise what ;) means. I nearly asked you to use standard punctuation, but thought that you'd had enough dos and don'ts for one day!

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    Re: Back

    I thought that ;) or :) would automatically convert to and As it happens on many sites nowadays.

    Yes, Rover asked me not to use more than one question mark at the end of the sentence, then about smilies, now about giving the thread an appropriate name. That is why I eventually said "Oh.... Don't be so critical "
    Feels like being back to school.
    Rover, you never made such comments in the past back in BBC MB days, no one did, actually.
    Anyway, as I said, your help is always appreciated. Thank you.

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