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Post by Stevenloan » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:59 am

Hi all members! A and I are about to take a selfie and suddenly B shows up next to us right the moment I press the button to take the selfie. So three of us is in the picture. Can I say it like this in this context?

1. Your presence really messed up the shot.
2. Your presence literally screwed up the picture.

Thanks so much!

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:24 pm

A sarcastic response would be "Thanks for photobombing us!"
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Post by Stevenloan » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:54 pm

Erik_Kowal : Thank you for your sentence.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:40 am

Steve you have too many words.

1. Your presence really You messed up the shot.
2. Your presence literally You screwed up the picture.

Steve please banish "literally" from your vocabulary!! Along with "basically" they form a useless addition to any sentence.

WoZ on a crusade
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Signature: "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

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Post by Stevenloan » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:05 pm

WoZ: Thank you so much for your advice.
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