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    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:
    I opened the door upon a woman.
    Could you please explain the meaning of the word "upon"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    #2

    Re: upon

    "Upon" is not correct in that sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: upon

    It means that when you opened the door, you found a woman standing there.
    "I opened the window upon a beautiful morning." It's not a common expression.

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    I think you should have known that clicking on the 'Thank' button can obviate the need for a new post saying 'Thank' because you have been a member here for more than a decade.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

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    I had explained that neither thank nor like buttons works.

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    #6

    Re: upon

    Have you tried other browsers?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: upon

    No. I asked technician to help me. Unfortunately the problem was not solved. If I do not respond to teachers' help it would be considered impolite. Is that right?

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    #8

    Re: upon

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    I had explained that neither thank nor like buttons works.
    If you can't get them to work on any browser or any device, I suggest you use a signature line which reads "Sorry but there are no "Like" or "Thank" buttons for me so please don't urge me to use them!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: upon

    You already wrote 'Thank you in advance' in post #1. Some of us discourage this, but you appear to have a good reason to do so.

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