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    Usage of 'pointers'

    I want to ask if anyone knows a good dentist. Can I ask that like this?

    Pointers to a good dentist needed.

    Also, is my question properly framed?


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    Smile Re: Usage of 'pointers'

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    I want to ask if anyone knows a good dentist. Can I ask that like this?

    Pointers to a good dentist needed.

    Also, is my question properly framed?
    If I get you right, I'd rather put your sentence this way:

    Recommendation for a good dentist wanted.

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    Re: Usage of 'pointers'

    Pointers is a colloquial expression for tips, or advice, on how to do something better, e.g. a baseball player who gives pointers to a younger person.

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