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    from the right front

    1) Film and photographic evidence of the assassination have led viewers to different conclusions regarding the origin of the shots. When the fatal shot occurred, the President's head and upper torso moved backwards—indicating to many observers a shot from the right front.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F...Witness_deaths

    Is 'a shot from the right front' used correctly in that context? Does it mean from the front and right side of the victim?


    So if it was from the rear, it would be 'right rear'?

    Is this one correct:
    2) The shot was fired from the right front.

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    #2

    Re: from the right front

    Yes, that's what it means. You could use either 'rear' or 'back' if appropriate.

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    #3

    Re: from the right front

    I've always assumed that, without emphasis on any direction, front right sounded more natural than right front. Glad to find out I was wrong.
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    #4

    Re: from the right front

    Interesting. I think they both work. Let's see what the native speakers say about this.Respectfully,Navi.

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    Re: from the right front

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Interesting. I think they both work. Let's see what the native speakers say about this.[space]Respectfully,[space]Navi.
    Come on, Navi — you know better than that!

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    #6

    Re: from the right front

    Thank you very much, Rover,

    I don't know whether you mean to say that I know better than to ask that question, or to say that I should punctuate my replies better. The problem is that when I reply to posts on this site, the text I post is different to the text I type. The text that appears after I am done does not show the paragraph breaks I put in. It just comes out as continuous text. In general I edit the post, but sometimes I forget to the it. This problem started recently and I have not gotten used to it.

    As for the question, well, no, I don't know better.

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    #7

    Re: from the right front

    I vote for right front.

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    Re: from the right front

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    I've always assumed that, without emphasis on any direction, front right sounded more natural than right front. Glad to find out I was wrong.
    Yes, I agree. "Front right" sounds more natural. That doesn't make "right front" wrong.

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    Re: from the right front

    I'm another front right person.

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