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    #1

    use and meaning of 'fast-forward'

    Hello.


    Could you tell me if the verb "fast-forward" can be used in the following manner? If not, please state your own examples.


    I was fast-forwarded through my childhood =? I had to become mature at an early age =? I had to grow up faster than other children my age during my childhood =? When I was just a kid, I had to take on many responsibilities typical of adult people.


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    Re: use and meaning of 'fast-forward'

    My opinion is that there are better ways of expressing that idea than by using fast forwarded.

    I use fast forward as a verb to mean to jump to a later point, the opposite of rewind.

    Can you fast forward to 1:39:25?
    We now fast forward the story to the year 2057.

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    Re: use and meaning of 'fast-forward'

    Perhaps fast tracked would be more appropriate.

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    #4

    Re: use and meaning of 'fast-forward'

    But your second, third, and fourth sentences are fine, OP.

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    Re: use and meaning of 'fast-forward'

    Most people use "fast-track" when referring to a job. Graduates, for example, can be fast-tracked into a management stream of a company. It means they don't have to work their way up through the ranks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: use and meaning of 'fast-forward'

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Most people use "fast-track" when referring to a job. Graduates, for example, can be fast-tracked into a management stream of a company. It means they don't have to work their way up through the ranks.
    Yes, fast tracked equates to something like sped through a process. Especially where the process is unduly slow or gradual, I'd say.

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