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My light-brown table placed at opposite side of bed, lift my intelligent computer system. Heavy white monitor, with gray protected shield, lies at top surface of table. Merely below there is soft, easy to press keyboard held. Carry several grouped square keys.The moving hand of my desktop screen, mouse, quietly lied over black sponge pad, next to keyboard. Tow audio speakers stand at both sides of monitor like a guard. Down shelve the master mind CPU stand with complicated integrated systems. In front of table I see a small round stool, lied on my livid carpet.
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A is on the opposite side of THING X as B.

Actually, I'd not been following this thread. I just jumped in when I saw the discussion on 'opposite' which has been troubling me too. I guess I became the last straw. I guess I should have created a new thread. Sorry

I sort of get what you mean now. My interpretation is Opposite requires a reference in order to pinpoint the exact location of the object you're interested to highlight. This is different from 'near' or 'beside' which is imprecise.

For example


A and B are both near THING X, so it's fine to just say Near/Next to THING X is B/A. The reader will not know which side is the object B/A and it doesn't matter because it's insignificant or unrelated to the story.

When it comes to Opposite, the writer is interested in pointing the exact location as it's important later on in the story, therefore, a reference is required

On the opposite side of THING X from A/B is B/A.

I hope you'll still read this post though you are likely not going to explain further. I just need a yes or no answer and if it's no, I'll try to seek help from other members by creating a new thread. Thanks in advance, GG.

The drop-off location for the buses is on the opposite side of the school from the playground.

On the opposite side of the school from the playground is the drop-off location for the buses.

But if you say "On the opposite side of the school is the playground" you are left wondering "opposite side of what?" Now, if you've already described the drop-off location, that might make sense, but if you plunge in and start with that, your reader is lost.

You have it.
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Thank you, GG. It makes more sense now.
let say if i m sitting on my writing desk and then i see my computer desk opposite to where i m currently sit. It will be ok ?
And thanks Grammer Geek for explaing thouroghly. Yes i m thinking to change this Opposite word. With Otherside or near by or near to ... on the other hand beside of this opposite word and whole thing , and use this sentence like : Computer table aligned next to my Writing desk or TV something
yes this example explains my unclear vision
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Plz dont stop explaing here, i need your help.
Computer table aligned next to my writing desk.
Aligned word is ok ? Does it seems a complete sentence ?
There is no verb in your sentence.

The computer table is adjacent to my writing desk. You can say aligned if you want. But you must say is.
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Hi Cute,

Aside from correct grammar and puncuntations, descriptive writing is a real challenge each learner has to face if he wants to be successful at it. The improvement processs can be quite frustrating as questions of when and how to properly use the adjectives in the relevent context continously loom. Several experts have already helped and pointed out the obvious so I won’t comment too much on the academics. I will, however, offer my side-line observations and personal view on this type of writng. For some reason, you have a tendency to use fragments instead of complete sentences and some issues with puncutations.

As it implies, descriptive writing is all about creating a painting with words. Metphorically speaking, adjectives are the colors on the paint pallet and the paint brush is your imagination. How well the painting comes out depends on one’s ability to imagine, to create and to mix the colors for the theme he tries ot portray. There are many different shades of adjectives, just like the countless combinations of colors on the pallet. Choosing the wrong colors can comprimise or even ruin the painting. In descriptive writing, too much color, meaning too many adjectives could have the same effects.

That said, what I try to say is that knowing what adjective is appropriate and when to apply it is the key to the improvement of writing. If we try to describe every noun in the tiniest detail with an adjective, the effect can be cumbersome.

My light brown table supports the intelligent computer system at the opposite side of bed.

To me, the color of the table and “intelligent” are what I would call “baggage” adjective. If we can leave the irrelevant adjectives out, we may actually improve the sounds and clarity of the description. That’s my opinion.
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