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    Send a standing/sitting picture

    Hi,

    Is "Send a standing/sitting picture of yours" correct?

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    Re: Send a standing/sitting picture

    No. It is the person who is standing or sitting, not the picture. The way it's written it sounds like an imperative statement. Is it? Recast the sentence. Send a picture of yourself standing/sitting. Some people might find, Send a standing/sitting picture of yourself, acceptable.
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    Re: Send a standing/sitting picture

    In BrE, we tend to use the slightly longer:

    Send a photo of yourself sitting down/standing up.

    Because it's a photo, there is no ambiguity as to whether we mean someone in a standing/sitting position or doing the action of standing up/sitting down. If it were a video, the ambiguity might be there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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