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Old 10-17-2011, 11:54 PM   #886
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Using it as a ladder to sweep the cobwebs from the roof.
Does this imply that 'it' is used only for climbing and not for sweeping the cobwebs?
 
Old 10-18-2011, 01:12 AM   #887
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Using it as a ladder to sweep the cobwebs from the roof.
Does this imply that 'it' is used only for climbing and not for sweeping the cobwebs?
(Unsure, may be wrong) IMO, it is extremely ambiguous and sounds like somebody had a habit of sweeping cobwebs with a ladder (i.e. using ladder instead of broom) but just today decided to use something else instead of that ladder. You might want to rephrase. (Try something like "Use it as a ladder and sweep the cobwebs". Note the different tense.).
 
Old 10-18-2011, 01:21 AM   #888
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(Unsure, may be wrong) IMO, it is extremely ambiguous and sounds like somebody had a habit of sweeping cobwebs with a ladder (i.e. using ladder instead of broom) but just today decided to use something else instead of that ladder.
LOL, I guessed it might sound like that!

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You might want to rephrase. (Try something like "Use it as a ladder and sweep the cobwebs". Note the different tense.).
I think it is the word "and" that's making the difference!

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Using it as a ladder and sweeping the cobwebs from the roof.
Does it still mean the same?

P.S.
"It" : Tripod
 
Old 10-18-2011, 02:34 AM   #889
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Using it as a ladder and sweeping the cobwebs from the roof.
Does it still mean the same?
Doesn't sound ambiguous to me, although I would say it in different tense: "I used it as a ladder and swept the cobwebs from the roof" - you're describing an action that happened in the past, right?

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"It" : Tripod

//offtopic
It must be a really good tripod if it can be used as a ladder, though. Most of the stuff sold in our shops can't hold more than 2..15 kg of weight.


Anyway, you may want to wait for native speakers for this one. (At this time USA should be mostly asleep, but people from UK should be waking up).
 
Old 10-18-2011, 02:39 AM   #890
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you're describing an action that happened in the past, right?
No, I am saying that a tripod "can be" used as a ladder while cleaning
the cobwebs.

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It must be a really good tripod if it can be used as a ladder, though.
http://1x.com/#!/forum/equipment/297...o-use-a-tripod

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:51 AM   #891
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No, I am saying that a tripod "can be" used as a ladder while cleaning
the cobwebs.
"You can use it as ladder when sweeping cobwebs".
 
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Using it as a ladder, while sweeping cobwebs off the roof.
Tall tripod, or low roof, Ani?
 
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Good to see you back again.

and in your sentence too, I realize that the conjunction "while" is making
the difference.

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Tall tripod, or low roof, Ani?
Tall Anisha on a small tripod practicing high jumps while cleaning
the cobwebs on the high roofs.

 
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Good to see you back again.
Thanks. Been taking a little break from linux, catching up with other interests: mainly reading.

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Tall Anisha on a small tripod practicing high jumps while cleaning
the cobwebs on the high roofs.
Be careful. Don't want to see you asking how to fix broken legs or worse.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 02:42 PM   #895
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1. I think you mean to slam the door.
2. kernel
thank you. "Slam" I though soo too. And in British, maybe there are cool words for that maybe "poetric" -well.

And the skin of the mango? -skin certainly.

- Would you say for a Figure:
(1) Illustration of the Beta-transition for the sample MZ97 of the titanium alloys INCOLOY 901.
or
(2) Illustration of the Beta-transition of the sample MZ97 of the titanium alloys INCOLOY 901.

Cheers
 
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Using it as a ladder, while sweeping cobwebs off the roof.
Tall tripod, or low roof, Ani?
Very big spiders or very energetic spiders, perhaps.

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And, of course, you need an excellent sense of balance to stand on a tripod and sweep spiders off your roof - no matter how high the roof, or how big the spiders.
 
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Very big spiders or very energetic spiders, perhaps.
I understand big, but what has energetic to do with this situation?
 
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Clicking pics while people do their daily chores might be refreshing for your viewers, and in that process if they accidentally look up and you can capture it too.
and in this one who do you think represents "they"?
The people? OR The viewers?


I should have formed that statement in a better way.
and their posts can't be edited after 20 minutes!
 
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Clicking pics while people do their daily chores might be refreshing for your viewers, and in that process if they accidentally look up and you can capture it too.
and in this one who do you think represents "they"?
The people? OR The viewers?


I should have formed that statement in a better way.
and their posts can't be edited after 20 minutes!
Personally, I'd say it refers to the 'viewers' but without any context it's hard to say.
 
  


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