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I think Adam answered it. What you are typing is "gloss" and picking and choosing among possible words in an English to ASL dictionary. We are trying to give you a short lesson in ASL grammar which inflects words (and signs) differently using facial expressions and repetitions where English uses tones of voice and punctuation.

You live "in" America may imply: 

You live "here" in America 
(for someone speaking from America) or 

You live in America may mean "you live "there" (location) or "where" (question) America" if the speaker is in Brazil (like me). 

Charles Butler

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Clear writing moves business forward.

--- On Tue, 4/16/13, Marquita Formosa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Marquita Formosa <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: For Marquita - ASL Thesis project using SignWriting
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Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 1:51 PM

Hi Charles,

Thanks for answering my query but I did not exactly understand your reply should 
the 'in' be included or should it not please?

Thanks
Marquita