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What’s wrong with saying “Your book inside”?

Let’s say you have a box, and you have a book inside it. You can attach a paper on it saying “Book” or “Book inside”. Now, if you’re sending it to someone and you write a note on it, you would say, ...
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Stop if you feel faint or pain! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ellipsis that results in one word serving as both subject and object I am “adjective” and I am “present continuous” in one sentence I was using some exercise equipment ...
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Wash Hands to Serve Safe Food?

The other day I saw a sign in a restroom saying: Wash your hands thoroughly to kill bacteria and serve safe food It struck me as wrong somehow, since it gave me the immediate humorous mental ...
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“Ice possible” or “Possible ice”?

Which is proper grammar: “Ice possible drive with care” or “possible ice drive with caution”?
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Is “Stick no bills” correct English?

'Stick no bills' sounds awkward. Shouldn't it be something like 'Do not stick any bills'?