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    All photos taken by 📲

    Is this sentence correct?
    "All photos taken by�� "
    or it should be "All photos are/were taken with�� ?
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    #2

    Re: All photos taken by 📲

    No. They are both incomplete.

    We need at least a full sentence to answer your question.

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    #3

    Re: All photos taken by 📲

    I saw it in someone's instagram.
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    Re: All photos taken by 📲

    Quote Originally Posted by drangiana View Post
    I saw it in someone's instagram.
    Can you make up endings to the sentences? That would help. I don't know what that little blue arrow and gray box at the end mean.

    For instance, these examples use your lines to make complete sentences:

    - All photos taken by my brother are out of focus.
    - All photos are taken with cameras.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: All photos taken by 📲

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Can you make up endings to the sentences? That would help. I don't know what that little blue arrow and gray box at the end mean.
    It's a picture of a cell phone.

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    #6

    Re: All photos taken by 📲

    It's supposed to be a cell phone.

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    Re: All photos taken by 📲

    Tiny representations of cell phones/mobile phones are not part of English vocabulary. Therefore, neither of your examples is a sentence.
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    Re: All photos taken by 📲

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Tiny representations of cell phones/mobile phones are not part of English vocabulary. Therefore, neither of your examples is a sentence.
    So what would be the answer if it was like this:
    "All photos taken by smartphones" as a sentence. Is it grammatically correct?

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    Re: All photos taken by 📲

    drangiana, please do not edit your posts after receiving replies to them. It makes the replies redundant.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #10

    Re: All photos taken by 📲

    Quote Originally Posted by drangiana View Post
    It's supposed to be a cell phone.
    Oh. It would be easier to type cell phone.

    And Bhai is right. It's not English. That's why I couldn't read it.

    Now I know.
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