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    Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list

    Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list. His name should be after the sixth person on the list.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Technically, to be unambiguous, you should say immediately after the sixth person on the list. His name could be at present in the 35th position on the list which satisfies the condition of being after the 6th person. You may accuse me of nit-picking.
    Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list. His name should be after the sixth person immediately on the list. Is it correct now? How about the first part?

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    #3

    Re: Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list

    Let me shift his name down or up the list. His name should be immediately after the sixth person on the list.

    You don't need quotation marks here.

    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list

    As always, you could say the same thing in fewer words, tufguy.

    'Let me move his name to seventh in the list.'

    (I prefer 'move', but 'shift' is grammatical.)

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    Re: Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    As always, you could say the same thing in fewer words, tufguy.

    'Let me move his name to seventh in the list.'

    (I prefer 'move', but 'shift' is grammatical.)
    I heard a native say this but wasn't sure about it. So I asked you.

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    Re: Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    Let me shift his name down or up the list. His name should be immediately after the sixth person on the list.

    You don't need quotation marks here.

    I am not a teacher.
    Let me shift his name down or up the list. His name should be immediately before the sixth person on the list. Is it correct as well?

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    Re: Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Let me shift his name down or up the list. His name should be immediately before the sixth person on the list. Is it correct as well?
    You literally just took my quote, dude.

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    Re: Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    You literally just took my quote, dude.
    Yes, but I would like to know about "before". Is it also correct to use "before" in place of "after" here?

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    Re: Let me shift his name "down" or "up" the list

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Yes, but I would like to know about "before". Is it also correct to use "before" in place of "after" here?
    Yes. "Before" or "After" does not change the sentence structure. It just shows a different place.

    I am not a teacher.

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