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Hi teschers,

1. What have I told you about wandering in here all the time?

>> Does "all the time" modify "you wandering in here"? If not would you please correct me?

2. She (the lawyer) is looking at her client signing yes.

>>2a. Is it her client who is signing yes?

>>2b. If a common is placed: She is looking at her client, signing yes. In this case, who is signing "yes"?

Thank you so much.

Tinanam
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1. "All the time" modifies "wandering in here". It is an adverb of frequency.
2a. Is it her client who is signing yes? -- Yes, but 'yes' is not a signature.

2b. If a comma is placed: She is looking at her client, signing yes. In this case, who is signing "yes"?-- It is unclear-- the sentence is an odd one. Recast.
Hi Mister Micawber,

Thank you for your help.

I read this from a newsletter: She is looking at her client, signing 'yes'.

I think it means: She is looking at her client, Lin, and she's trying to give him a sign "yes" with her index finger.

Would you tell me if the following sentences are correct? I don't know it should be 'sign him' or 'sign to him'

Recast:

She is looking at her client, Lin, signing [him] 'yes'

She is looking at her client, Lin, signing [to him] 'yes'

Thank you

Tinanam
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Hmm. Well, odd out of context. "Signalling 'yes'" is much clearer. The 'to' is necessary.
Hi Mister Micawber,

Thanks again.

1. When you say "odd out of context", do you mean "odd does not appear in the context"?

2. Do you mean the sentence is much clearer: "She is looking at her client, signalling yes to him"?

Tinanam
1--"odd does not appear in the context"-- What might that mean?
2-- Yes, but it needs "Yes".
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Hi Mister Micawber,

I'm sorry but what do you mean 'odd out of context'?

Thank you.

Tinanam
It's just that, without knowing how/why she's signing/signalling, the sentence is a little difficult for me to determine its naturalness. It's odd.
Hi Mister Micawber,

Thank you so much. I understand now.

Tinanam
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