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    I forgot what is the way to wind the film "on" or "off"?

    I have forgotten the way to wind the film "on" or "off".

    Could you please tell me the meaning of this sentence?
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    Re: I forgot what is the way to wind the film "on" or "off"?

    Where did you read this question?

    If you wrote it, what do you want it to mean?

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    Re: I forgot what is the way to wind the film "on" or "off"?

    Have another look at your post. Are you sure that a sentence that starts with "I forgot ..." should end with a question mark?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I forgot what is the way to wind the film "on" or "off"?

    "I've forgotten how to wind the film on or back."



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    Re: I forgot what is the way to wind the film "on" or "off"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "I've forgotten how to wind the film on or back."


    "Wind the film on" does it mean to fast forward a video? And "Wind the film back" I think it means to go back to a previous point in a video. Am I correct?

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    Re: I forgot what is the way to wind the film "on" or "off"?

    We use "fast forward" and "rewind" as verbs.

    I can't remember how to fast forward the film.
    I've forgotten how to fast forward the film.
    I can't remember how to rewind the film.
    I've forgotten how to rewind the film.

    You'll hear other phrases like "skip forward/back".

    "Wind the film on" reminds me of old-style cameras which used actual rolls of film, or video cassettes. I don't know anyone who uses either piece of equipment anymore.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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