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    Not from me

    What does "Not from me" in the following sentence, please?


    sorry not from me... I charge for my advice psychology or otherwise

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    Re: Not from me

    It could be included in a dialogue such as:

    Bob: Can I get some [free] advice about psychology from you?
    Sarah: Not from me. I charge for my advice - about psychology or otherwise.

    Note the correct capitalisation and punctuation, which should have been used in post 1.

    "Not from me" is a shortened way of saying "No, you cannot get the advice you want from me".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Not from me

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It could be included in a dialogue such as:

    Bob: Can I get some [free] advice about psychology from you?
    Sarah: Not from me. I charge for my advice - psychological or otherwise.
    Is "Not from me" like "Not for me" or not, please?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 18-Oct-2017 at 07:27. Reason: Fixed quote box

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    Re: Not from me

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It could be included in a dialogue such as:

    Bob: Can I get some [free] advice about psychology from you?
    Sarah: Not from me. I charge for my advice - about psychology or otherwise.

    Note the correct capitalisation and punctuation, which should have been used in post 1.

    "Not from me" is a shortened way of saying "No, you cannot get the advice you want from me".
    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Is "Not from me" like "Not for me" or not, please?
    No. Sarah is saying that although you can get free advice from some people, you cannot get it from her.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Not from me

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No. Sarah is saying that although you can get free advice from some people, you cannot get it from her.
    Does "Not from me" say all this "Sarah is saying that although you can get free advice from some people, you cannot get it from her", only?

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    Re: Not from me

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Does "Not from me" mean the following? say all this "Sarah is saying that although you can get free advice from some people, you cannot get it from her.", only?
    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Not from me

    Moseen, you are making things too complicated. Simply remember that "Not from me" is a shortened form of "You can't get it from me."

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    Re: Not from me

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Does "Not from me" say all this "Sarah is saying that although you can get free advice from some people, you cannot get it from her", only?
    She actually only speaks of her refusal to give free advice, the rest is implication.

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