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Post by Stevenloan » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:59 am

Hi all members! Is it correct to say "There's an eagle symbol at the front of his helmet. His beard is tied below." in the link below?

http://motografo.tumblr.com/post/265758 ... ust-riding

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:37 am

Isn't that Bob?
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Post by tony h » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:57 pm

It is a bit tortured. But the only bit that really needs changing is symbol. I would go for badge.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

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Post by trolley » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:53 pm

I don't think I could even begin to explain how I decide whether I use "at", "in" or "on" the front...but, to me, that badge is "on" the front of his helmet. BTW...that's just not any old eagle symbol. That is the Harley-Davidson logo.
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Post by Bobinwales » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:43 pm

And it's not me. Hurumph!
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It's close mind. I'll give you that.
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
Bob in Wales

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Post by Stevenloan » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:44 pm

Thank you all so much. Is it correct to say "His beard is tied below"?
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Post by Bobinwales » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:55 pm

Stevenloan wrote:Thank you all so much. Is it correct to say "His beard is tied below"?
No, not really. "The bottom of his beard is tied into a bunch" would be better, but there are probably more appropriate alternatives.
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
Bob in Wales

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Post by Stevenloan » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:59 pm

Bobinwales : Thank you for your answer.
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