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Fix that

Post by Stevenloan » Tue May 09, 2017 4:37 pm

Hi everyone! I see the next-door guy's unzipped pants. I guess maybe he forgets to zip it up so instead of saying "You're flying low", is it correct to say it like this in this case, as well?

1. (I points one finger to that area and says) You might need to fix that.
2. (I points one finger to that area and says) Your pants are unzipped.

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: Fix that

Post by BonnieL » Tue May 09, 2017 6:36 pm

I wouldn't point as that could attract the attention of others. Since the person unzipped would likely be my husband, other relative, or a friend, I'd probably whisper "check your fly" or "zip it."

And "point" shouldn't have an "s" in this use.
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Re: Fix that

Post by tony h » Tue May 09, 2017 7:43 pm

Being an Englishman my pants do not have a zip. My trousers do.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: Fix that

Post by Stevenloan » Wed May 10, 2017 3:56 pm

BonnieL and tony : Thank you guys very much.
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