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Is anybody here on Mensa?

 
 
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Mon 22 Aug, 2011 06:22 pm
@Setanta,
Whose "The Girl"? You have a daughter? Why dont you just say her name? It sounds like you dont like her. HaHa! Very Happy
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GracieGirl
 
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Reply Mon 22 Aug, 2011 06:23 pm
Yeah, Im definitely not joining Mensa. Rolling Eyes I'll stick with a2k. Mr. Green Mr. Green Very Happy
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 22 Aug, 2011 07:08 pm
@GracieGirl,
If you are interested, Gracie, there are posts on English/grammar issues that I'm sure you will be studying this year.

They have been entitled "Setting the record straight on language issues # ..." and they have the tags, 'English" and "grammar".

I haven't yet explained fully, though I did touch on the issue when you asked, "Why do they teach us language that nobody uses?".

It's a very complicated issue and I will explain it as much as you need and want to understand. For now, I'll just tell you that I will give you the information on how English actually works, how it used differently in all the registers of English - formal and informal.

But I'll also tell you what it is that your teacher probably expects you to "learn" and repeat on your tests so that you can get a good grade, even though it might be an inaccurate explanation of real language.
GracieGirl
 
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Reply Mon 22 Aug, 2011 07:59 pm
@JTT,
Okay cool! Thanks JTT! Im totally interested! Very Happy
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