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Old 01-11-2013, 07:16 AM   #1096
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In English you can also say 'I love the mood of this picture', but 'to' would definitely be wrong.
 
Old 01-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #1097
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Yes, 'of' also sounds fine in this context. (It's similar in Spanish, BTW). I wonder why some people use 'to' in cases like this, since it's so dissonant. Well, I guess it's some idiomatic use (although incorrect).
 
Old 01-18-2013, 04:36 AM   #1098
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I have a question about "ditto mark". I know what is means but where is it really used in reality?
 
Old 01-18-2013, 05:00 AM   #1099
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I have a question about "ditto mark". I know what is means but where is it really used in reality?
Most commonly in hand written lists. Such a quaint old custom
 
Old 01-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #1100
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I have a question about "ditto mark". I know what is means but where is it really used in reality?
As pointed out in another post, it is used in lists. Physically, it is placed in the line underneath the word you want to repeat, so lists is where you usually find ditto marks.

In fact, if you use a spreadsheet (Excel, Calc, etc.,), use can use the Cntrl key and the quote marks key (the opening double quote mark being also the ditto mark) to repeat in the cell below the value or information (including formulas) in the cell above. (Put a number in cell C17 for example. then go into cell C18 and do cntrl-quote. The number will appear in cell C18).
 
Old 01-18-2013, 01:21 PM   #1101
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Ditto example:

Code:
Artists shopping list

1 tube white paint
"   "   orange  "
2 tubes blue    "
3   "   red     "
2 sticks "  pastels

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Old 01-28-2013, 02:58 AM   #1102
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Post #1092.

Shouldn't it be "I love the mood of this picture".

You don't have to enter the picture (in) to love the mood.

You don't have to attach a mood (to) this picture.

OK

OOPS Sorry. I didn't observe that somebody had also mentioned about "of" as far back as 11th Jan.

OK

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #1103
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Yes, of is definitely right.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 01:06 AM   #1104
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'of' OR 'in' is acceptable, but definitely not 'to'
TBH though, 'of' is much more likely to be used. 'in' is rare.

This is probably going to be not terribly clearly explained, but take weather-at-sea picture (no people), you could say
Quote:
I love the mood of this picture
meaning the feeling evoked by the state of the weather eg stormy.

You could also say
Quote:
I love the mood of the weather in this picture

# which you could then shorten to
I love the mood in this picture
which, (for anyone looking at the picture), would be taken as an implied contraction of the longer version.

Hopefully that's clear as mud haha
 
Old 01-31-2013, 12:51 PM   #1105
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Hopefully that's clear as mud
Yes, it's clear as mud

Seriously, of seems to make more sense in this case than in, but yes, I guess that in the last example you gave in would fit better.
 
Old 02-14-2013, 08:56 PM   #1106
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Yes, 'of' also sounds fine in this context. (It's similar in Spanish, BTW). I wonder why some people use 'to' in cases like this, since it's so dissonant. Well, I guess it's some idiomatic use (although incorrect).
I didn't even get for a while what the "to" comment had to do with anything that was said before. But now that I think about it I guess I've seen this sort of construction a few times.

I guess it's perhaps some sort of ellipse(?)/regionalism like "this car needs [to be] washed", something like "I love the mood [I have looking] to this picture"...

...even though the correct would still be "look at" I guess... I guess it's also somewhat unlikely given that all the possible "full" constructions aren't common at all... lightly more common with "liseten/listening to", but even then not convincingly so...
 
Old 02-15-2013, 01:01 AM   #1107
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I think some (non-English) languages use 'to' (in their lang) where we would use 'of' (in some situations), so they might do a literal translation in their head.
I'm sure I've actually heard this happen, but can't recall an incident/nationality as an example.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #1108
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English doesnít matter if you know what Iím saying! Sorry lovers (not that theirs no need) type B here

http://www.engines4ed.org/hyperbook/...r-outline.html

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Old 03-01-2013, 11:43 AM   #1109
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English doesnít matter if you know what Iím saying! Sorry lovers (not that theirs no need) type B here
Well, I don't know what the last sentence means ó even after correcting "theirs" to "there's".
 
Old 03-02-2013, 05:47 AM   #1110
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English doesnít matter
It does to the English.
 
  


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