Send a standing/sitting picture

Untaught88

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Hi,

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

Roman55

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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.
 

emsr2d2

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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.
 
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