Dear Teachers,

1. - I was locked in last night.

- I was confined to my room last night.

- Are these the same meaning and natural?

2. Freeze! hands up! and face the wall!

- Is this natural?

3. I don't have my address book on me right now. So I can't think of it right off hand.

- What does "can't think of it right off hand" mean here?

Thanks very much to Teachers,

Stevenukd.
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Hi Stevenukd,
Stevenukd
Dear Teachers,

1. - I was locked in last night. This sounds like you are in jail.

- I was confined to my room last night. This sounds like your parents "grounded" you - said you weren't allowed out, but didn't physically restrain you with a lock. Although it COULD mean that.

- Are these the same meaning and natural?

2. Freeze! hands up! and face the wall!

- Is this natural? Freeze! Hands up! Face the wall! (Start each with a capital. The "and" sounds funny to me, but maybe not to others.)

3. I don't have my address book on me right now. So I can't think of it right off hand.

- What does "can't think of it right off hand" mean here? Maybe if I thought about it for a while, I'd remember, but right now, I just can recall.

Thanks very much to Teachers,

Stevenukd.
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Anonymous:
Bro,

There is small mistake, probably it might be a typo,
Grammar Geek3. I don't have my address book on me right now. So I can't think of it right off hand. - What does "can't think of it right off hand" mean here? Maybe if I thought about it for a while, I'd remember, but right now, I just can recall.
Maybe if I thought about it for a while, I'd remember, but right now, I just can't recall.
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