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    I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    1) I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    2) I was standing on the top floor of a building and looking down (at the people).

    3) I was standing on the top floor of a building and looking down at the people standing on the ground.

    Could you please check my sentences?

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    Re: I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Delete 'and'. Otherwise they are OK.
    1) I was standing on the top floor of a building peering down (at the people).

    2) I was standing on the top floor of a building looking down (at the people).

    3) I was standing on the top floor of a building looking down at the people standing on the ground.

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    Re: I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    I would put a comma after "building" to avoid any possibility of someone thinking that it's the building (or the top floor of the building) that is looking/peering down at people.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would put a comma after "building" to avoid any possibility of someone thinking that it's the building (or the top floor of the building) that is looking/peering down at people.
    1) I was standing on the top floor of a building, peering down (at the people).

    2) I was standing on the top floor of a building, looking down (at the people).

    3) I was standing on the top floor of a building, looking down at the people standing on the ground.

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    Re: I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    That's how I would write them. Are you aware that "looking down" and "looking down at the people" don't mean the same thing?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's how I would write them. Are you aware that "looking down" and "looking down at the people" don't mean the same thing?
    Yes, but here it doesn't mean that. Am I correct?

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    Re: I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Yes, but here it doesn't mean that. Am I correct?
    here - where?
    that - what?

    I'm not asking you to change those words. I'm asking you to explain what you mean by "here" and "that".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    here - where?
    that - what?

    I'm not asking you to change those words. I'm asking you to explain what you mean by "here" and "that".
    Yes, but in my sentence it doesn't mean that.

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    Re: I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    That's the problem with ambiguous sentences. You know what you meant but your reader doesn't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I was standing on the top floor of a building and peering down (at the people).

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's the problem with ambiguous sentences. You know what you meant but your reader doesn't.
    Are you saying my sentence is wrong?

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