Someone was trying to make a ponytail. So by mistake that person made it off to one side,(off-center i.e. not in the middle of the head) ,will it be natural to say:

I did my ponytail a little bit on the side.(the person who made it, said that)

Your ponytail is on the side a bit. (The other person comments on it).

Or should it be:

I: "I did my ponytail a little bit off to one side."

The other person: "Your ponytail is a little bit off to one side".



If it was intentional, I would expect "I did a side-ponytail," or "I did my ponytail to one side."

If it was a mistake, I would expect "Your ponytail is off-center," or "Your ponytail is a little crooked."

  • @It'saboutEnglish Yes, either "I did it to the left/right" or "I did it on the left/right" would sound natural to me. "Off to one side" is fine, but typically if it's intentional, the whole ponytail is just called a side-ponytail.
    – Katy
    May 6 '19 at 16:57
  • Hi Katy, Can you please answer this post: ell.stackexchange.com/questions/212449/…. Basically, do "Take a small section of hair in the front" and "how to section your hair" sound natural? May 29 '19 at 8:03
  • Actually a lot of people said that " Section two roughly symmetrical pieces of hair" sounds unnatural, though a lady wrote it on a website. (The first link....) May 29 '19 at 8:49
  • I am actually still confused. (And I want an American opinion on that) The first sentence was not liked by many but a native American used it. So do you find it unnatural as well? What might be used instead? [The sentence: Section two roughly symmetrical pieces of hair. May 29 '19 at 14:35

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