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    Sleek back.

    He didn't have side or middle partitioned hair. His hair was sleeked back. He had combed his hair backwards.Please check.

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    Re: Sleek back.

    He didn't have a side parting or a middle parting.
    His hair was slicked back.
    He had combed his hair back from his forehead.

    ("He had combed his hair backwards" is incorrect.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Sleek back.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    He didn't have a side parting or a middle parting.
    His hair was slicked back.
    He had combed his hair back from his forehead.

    ("He had combed his hair backwards" is incorrect.)
    Can we also say "You need to comb hair behind your head"? I mean that person has combed hair that are on the upper part but he hasn't combed the hair on rear part of his head.

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    Re: Sleek back.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we also say "You need to comb hair behind your head"? I mean that person has combed the hair that are on the upper part top but he hasn't combed the hair on the rear part of his head.
    No.

    You need to comb the back of your hair too!
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    Re: Sleek back.

    The hair behind your head would not need to be attached to it.

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    Re: Sleek back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The hair behind your head would not need to be attached to it.
    Sorry, I didn't get it.

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    Re: Sleek back.

    If something is behind you, it's not necessarily touching you. Therefore, hair behind your head could be anywhere that's not in front of you or to your sides! Use "the hair on the back of your head", or "the back of your hair".
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    Re: Sleek back.

    I think I'm right in saying that our North American friends call it a part rather than a parting.

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    Re: Sleek back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I think I'm right in saying that our North American friends call it a part rather than a parting.
    Correct. It's yet another example of the ongoing parting of the ways between the continents.
    I am not a teacher.

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