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  8.  <title>Ask MetaFilter questions tagged with english</title>
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  10.  <description>Questions tagged with 'english' at Ask MetaFilter.</description>
  11.  <pubDate>Sun, 05 May 2024 18:07:50 -0800</pubDate> <lastBuildDate>Sun, 05 May 2024 18:07:50 -0800</lastBuildDate>
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  16.  <title>Right, wrong, or ambiguous, and does it need a rewrite?</title>
  17.  <link></link>
  18.  <description>I have a question about the following sentence: &quot;The journalism that I hope to participate in would go beyond simply identifying our world&apos;s problems, whether it be investigating their root causes, writing about potential solutions, or simply focusing on things currently going right.&quot; When I first read this sentence, I thought the phrase starting with &quot;whether it be&quot; was going to be a list of examples of &quot;our world&apos;s problems&quot;.  But instead, it was a list of examples of how &quot;the journalism I hope to participate in&quot;. I had to go back and reread the sentence a second time.&lt;br&gt;
  19. &lt;br&gt;
  20. Question one: does the grammar imply my first reading? Does the grammar indicate that the list should be a list of problems? In other words, is the sentence grammatically incorrect? &lt;br&gt;
  21. &lt;br&gt;
  22. Question two: is the sentence confusing as written, and will other people make the same mental stumble that I made? If so, how should it be rewritten?</description>
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  24.  <pubDate>Sun, 05 May 2024 18:07:50 -0800</pubDate>
  25.  <dc:creator>Winnie the Proust</dc:creator>
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  28.  <title>Remind me of a verse, Beowulf edition</title>
  29.  <link></link>
  30.  <description>Many years ago I came across a small verse in an English translation of Beowulf.  For whatever reason it has stuck with me, but despite searching a lot of translations since then I have been unable to locate it again. 35 years or so ago I read an English translation of Beowulf that included a description of the pool that covers the entrance to the lair of Grendel&apos;s mother.  It went something like this:&lt;br&gt;
  31. &lt;br&gt;
  32. &lt;i&gt;A tarn so foul and fetid&lt;br&gt;
  33. A stag, harried by hunters&lt;br&gt;
  34. Would face its fate&lt;br&gt;
  35. Rather than risk&lt;br&gt;
  36. Plunging in the perilous pool&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  37. &lt;br&gt;
  38. The class involved reading Beowulf in the original so there&apos;s a bare chance that it was the professor&apos;s translation.  Or, god help me, my own.  &lt;br&gt;
  39. &lt;br&gt;
  40. I&apos;d love to hear if it rings bells with anyone else.</description>
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  42.  <pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 07:30:13 -0800</pubDate>
  43.  <dc:creator>Tell Me No Lies</dc:creator>
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  46.  <title>This title isreallygreat</title>
  47.  <link></link>
  48.  <description>Is there a linguistic term for adding filler words, especially adverbs, spoken so quickly that they don&apos;t slow down the speaking of the main words in a sentence? For example, if someone would say &quot;I don&apos;t want that&quot; at a deliberate pace, they say &quot;Iabsolutelydon&apos;twant that&quot; in the same amount of time. Also, is there research on why some people do this?</description>
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  50.  <pubDate>Sun, 10 Mar 2024 19:30:22 -0800</pubDate>
  51.  <dc:creator>michaelh</dc:creator>
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  54.  <title>Graphic Novels for Teens?</title>
  55.  <link></link>
  56.  <description>It looks like I&apos;m in the position where I can get my school&apos;s library to order a whole bunch of graphic novels for teens and near-native language learners. I have a smattering of ideas (Sandman, Nimona, Persepolis, Lumberjanes), and we have Maus, but not much else. I&apos;d like to get a solid assortment of graphic novels for various reading levels and interests, fiction and non-fiction. The library, and the school, are in Tokyo, and we have a pretty decent English library, and about a quarter of our student body is students who are native, or near-native English speakers. I work almost exclusively with the lower level near-native kids, and am hoping to stock the library with materials that might speak to them. I&apos;ve got a pretty solid book list, but I&apos;d also like to get a bunch of graphic novels for them as well. &lt;br&gt;
  57. &lt;br&gt;
  58. While I&apos;m teaching 7-10th grade, reading levels are a bit lower, from 3rd-6th on average, so comics aimed at pre-teens would be good as well. I&apos;d love to hear any other ideas, so I can get a decent list going.</description>
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  60.  <pubDate>Mon, 26 Feb 2024 22:56:56 -0800</pubDate>
  61.  <dc:creator>Ghidorah</dc:creator>
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  64.  <title>Non-american company, what is the name of the company for the IRS?</title>
  65.  <link></link>
  66.  <description>I have a company in another country (Japan) whose legal name is in Japanese characters. But some systems, most notably the IRS (who needs to know about my company since I am an American citizen), do not accept Japanese characters. I&apos;ve asked some accountants in both places, but haven&apos;t found one that is certain I imagine that this is just a matter of finding the right accountant who happens to know the right answer, but I figure I might be able to find that here! The legal name is in kanji (eg something like &#28450;&#23383;&#28450;&#23383;&#26666;&#24335;&#20250;&#31038; -- not the actual name but just a representative example), but I really am not quite sure what name to use for the IRS, or for other platforms that don&apos;t support character sets.&lt;br&gt;
  67. &lt;br&gt;
  68. For example, setting aside the question of the IRS, a payment platform that a client wants to use to pay me doesn&apos;t support non-ascii characters (in 2024...I know :|). I could romanize the name of the company (eg kanji kanji ltd?), but I&apos;m not really sure what name has legal standing in this context? In this case I&apos;m currently talking to the various platforms, but they themselves are a bit unsure so &lt;em&gt;they&apos;re&lt;/em&gt; talking to their partners;s a question that has come up in multiple contexts so I wanted to do a bit of research. I don&apos;t know how to establish what non-character name for my company has effect in contexts where characters are absolutely not supported (I can bag on this payments platform for not supporting non-ascii characters in 2024, but the IRS absolutely will not support them so I have to figure this out regardless).&lt;br&gt;
  69. &lt;br&gt;
  70. I should note that my company does not have an obvious translation in english. It has a bit of an indirect meaning.&lt;br&gt;
  71. &lt;br&gt;
  72. I&apos;ve asked a few accountants (both in American and Japan), but I haven&apos;t found one yet that was quite sure about the answer to this specifically. Figured it was worth a shot asking here!</description>
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  74.  <pubDate>Mon, 12 Feb 2024 06:45:58 -0800</pubDate>
  75.  <dc:creator>wooh</dc:creator>
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  78.  <title>Como se dice &quot;Podcast&quot;?</title>
  79.  <link></link>
  80.  <description>It&apos;s a bit aspirational for me to learn another language, but I think podcasts could help My narrow question would be podcasts in Spanish that I can listen to at a slower speed to better understand spoken Spanish, but if people have podcast recommendations in other non-English languages I&apos;d love to hear them (pun acknowledged but not intended)</description>
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  82.  <pubDate>Tue, 06 Feb 2024 03:44:12 -0800</pubDate>
  83.  <dc:creator>I paid money to offer this... insight?</dc:creator>
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  86.  <title>What does &quot;tears running down [one&apos;s] spine&quot; imply?</title>
  87.  <link></link>
  88.  <description>I&apos;m just vibing to &quot;Love Me, I&apos;m a Liberal&quot; by Phil Ochs tonight. But for the first time in a decades I found myself wondering what &quot;tears running down [a] spine&quot; actually means.  When I google it, all I get is confirmation that those are in fact the lyrics to this song.&lt;br&gt;
  89. &lt;br&gt;
  90. I&apos;ve been assuming all these years that it was a metaphor in some way related to &quot;crocodile tears&quot; ie. not genuine grief. .... but upon deep reflection , I don&apos;t get the spine thing. I dunno. Am I missing something? Is that a colloquialism somewhere? Maybe it refers to some parable or literature in not familiar with?&lt;br&gt;
  91. &lt;br&gt;
  92. Any insight or theory would be of great interest to me! also, if you just wanna talk Phil Ochs, I&apos;m down.</description>
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  94.  <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jan 2024 22:07:07 -0800</pubDate>
  95.  <dc:creator>onehundredand80</dc:creator>
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  97. <item>
  98.  <title>Because this is where the answers are</title>
  99.  <link></link>
  100.  <description>What is the cliche / aphorism, &quot;they look for the x in y, because that&apos;s where the z (or x or y) are&quot;?
  102. There&apos;s some stock phrase that uses this formulation in a way that sounds tongue in cheek because it is so obvious. It&apos;s often repurposed to cover other domains. But I can&apos;t think of what the original (or most common) formulation was. Help?</description>
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  104.  <pubDate>Mon, 11 Dec 2023 10:28:10 -0800</pubDate>
  105.  <dc:creator>Winnie the Proust</dc:creator>
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  107. <item>
  108.  <title>What books should I teach in 9th grade honors English?</title>
  109.  <link></link>
  110.  <description>High school English teacher here. I work at an independent school and have a good amount of leeway in terms of what texts I assign. I am looking for a few great books to add to the curriculum in my 9th grade honors English class. The theme of the course is &quot;coming of age,&quot; and probably has to stay that way, so books that loosely adhere to that theme are helpful. &lt;br&gt;
  111. &lt;br&gt;
  112. What&apos;s staying: Romeo and Juliet, probably The Catcher in the Rye (at least for now), and some poems and short stories. What&apos;s going: some random YA that I inherited from my predecessor.&lt;br&gt;
  113. &lt;br&gt;
  114. I would like to assign books that are classic, or well-regarded enough that students will feel like they&apos;re participating in a conversation by reading them.&lt;br&gt;
  115. &lt;br&gt;
  116. I&apos;m interested in novels, but potentially also a nonfiction book (Into the Wild? Educated? Silent Spring? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks?)&lt;br&gt;
  117. &lt;br&gt;
  118. Novel-wise, I&apos;m weighing things like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Metamorphosis . . . what am I not thinking of?&lt;br&gt;
  119. &lt;br&gt;
  120. I also want to assign a how-to-write book as summer reading. I would likely default to Strunk &amp;amp; White (not perfect, but it&apos;s short and is kind of the ur-manual of its type), but open to suggestions there as well.&lt;br&gt;
  121. &lt;br&gt;
  122. Ditto with poems and short stories. Suggest me some!&lt;br&gt;
  123. &lt;br&gt;
  124. TLDR: what have you taught to 9th graders that is challenging and of literary merit but has also gotten them engaged???</description>
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  126.  <pubDate>Fri, 01 Dec 2023 07:26:05 -0800</pubDate>
  127.  <dc:creator>toomuchkatherine</dc:creator>
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  129. <item>
  130.  <title>How does one teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)?</title>
  131.  <link></link>
  132.  <description>How do you teach English (your [hypothetical] only language) to adults who don&apos;t know any English at all? I googled it and searched here (167 results and the first 30 odd were not quite what I wanted), so people who have English only, how do you teach it to people who don&apos;t have any English at all?&lt;br&gt;
  133. &lt;br&gt;
  134. Like, first day in the classroom, do you point to yourself and say, &quot;teacher&quot; and write it on the board and hope they don&apos;t think you just said your own name? Do you have a bazillion flash cards and show a picture of an orange, with the word orange underneath and say &quot;orange&quot;? &lt;br&gt;
  135. &lt;br&gt;
  136. How do you get across the meaning of verbs like &quot;are&quot;(no picture for that), and past and future tenses and plurals and stuff? &lt;br&gt;
  137. &lt;br&gt;
  138. Anything else interesting you want to share that I haven&apos;t thought to ask? Thanks.</description>
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  140.  <pubDate>Thu, 09 Nov 2023 21:20:42 -0800</pubDate>
  141.  <dc:creator>b33j</dc:creator>
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  144.  <title>Would it be hard to make friends and date in Montreal with only English?</title>
  145.  <link></link>
  146.  <description>Hi all, I would love to move to Montreal in a few years (well, if I get into McGill for graduate school PhD or Concordia as both are English-speaking universities). I have hearing loss issues and speech issues and I think speaking French and hearing French would be hard. But I could read and write it I think. Would it be hard to make friends and date people if I only speak English? A family friend speaks French very well and lived in Montreal. and said if you do not know French, many will look down on you, and you will feel isolated and excluded in many ways because of this I deem. Also, I have been told many of the night life and events would chiefly be in French, so I would be missing out? I know Montreal is bilingual, but my family friend is saying do not move there hoping you will have a great circle of friends or dating prospects will be high, but she did say you would have an easier time connecting at McGill because it is English speaking overall. I don&apos;t know, I had my hopes up on Montreal for McGill, but I don&apos;t want to feel like a total outsider at times to looked down  upon because I do not speak French?  Will it be hard if all of the social events are mainly in French then in Montreal?</description>
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  148.  <pubDate>Fri, 27 Oct 2023 10:05:10 -0800</pubDate>
  149.  <dc:creator>RearWindow</dc:creator>
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  152.  <title>Looking for interesting poems about crime &amp;amp; laws</title>
  153.  <link></link>
  154.  <description>I&apos;m using them for an English class. I have &quot;Oh Who Is That Young Sinner&quot; by AE Housman and the enclosure poem that was recently referenced on the Blue. Can you think of any others?</description>
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  156.  <pubDate>Sun, 01 Oct 2023 14:33:29 -0800</pubDate>
  157.  <dc:creator>chaiminda</dc:creator>
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  159. <item>
  160.  <title>Help with this relative clause question.</title>
  161.  <link></link>
  162.  <description>English grammar question: &quot;The house __________ we visited yesterday was beautiful.&quot; a) that  &lt;br&gt;
  163. b) which&lt;br&gt;
  164. c) where&lt;br&gt;
  165. &lt;br&gt;
  166. The correct answer is a) that, which I think is the &lt;em&gt;best&lt;/em&gt; answer, but b and c kinda sorta sound ok to me as well. Please tell me why b) and c) are incorrect.</description>
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  168.  <pubDate>Fri, 29 Sep 2023 17:21:21 -0800</pubDate>
  169.  <dc:creator>zardoz</dc:creator>
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  171. <item>
  172.  <title>Textbook survey for why authors are included in a &quot;literary canon&quot;</title>
  173.  <link></link>
  174.  <description>I feel like my knowledge of literary history is poor and want to rectify this. To give an example, people talk about Joyce. But why? I haven&apos;t read any of his canonical works, and would like to be more familiar. Of course, I could read them. And some day I would like to. But honestly that won&apos;t really tell me why Joyce is such a big name unless I was already well read in literature and attentive to style and other things. I want something easy and explicitly instructive. I would love just a textbook survey that would tell me how Joyce, Woolf, Hemingway, Faulkner, and all sorts of authors fit into the canon. I know the idea of a canon and who is included is problematic. But some group of people thought some writers were important enough to include. I&apos;d love an overview covering all these writers and what they are thought to bring to the table. Is there anything like this? Could even be more limited if it has to be (writers of a certain period, certain style, certain language).</description>
  175.  <guid isPermaLink="false">,2023:site.374442</guid>
  176.  <pubDate>Sun, 06 Aug 2023 19:18:46 -0800</pubDate>
  177.  <dc:creator>TheLinenLenin</dc:creator>
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  179. <item>
  180.  <title>Is there a specific term for rhyming adjectives?</title>
  181.  <link></link>
  182.  <description>I was thinking last night that english has an oddly large number of rhyming adjectives: ooey-gooey, easy-peasy, loosey-goosey, phony-baloney, etc. I feel like there are enough of them that they should have a specific name, but I haven&apos;t been able to find it. Any linguists know if there is one? Alternatively please reply with other examples if you have them.</description>
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  184.  <pubDate>Fri, 14 Jul 2023 14:50:53 -0800</pubDate>
  185.  <dc:creator>mikesch</dc:creator>
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  188.  <title>Spanish Speakers: Create vs Believe</title>
  189.  <link></link>
  190.  <description>The Spanish verbs for &quot;Create&quot; (&lt;em&gt;creer&lt;/em&gt; or &lt;em&gt;creerse&lt;/em&gt;) and &quot;Believe&quot; (&lt;em&gt;crear&lt;/em&gt;) look pretty similar to me. In fact,  &quot;&lt;em&gt;Yo creo&lt;/em&gt;&quot; could mean either &quot;I believe&quot; or &quot;I create&quot;.
  192. To English speakers, I believe we look at these words as having quite distinct meanings: believing in something is not something we look at as having primarily creative action; likewise if we create something it does not imply that we believe in it.
  194. Is the situation different for native Spanish speakers?</description>
  195.  <guid isPermaLink="false">,2023:site.373647</guid>
  196.  <pubDate>Fri, 30 Jun 2023 05:51:46 -0800</pubDate>
  197.  <dc:creator>rongorongo</dc:creator>
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  200.  <title>Short fiction and poetry to pair with King Lear</title>
  201.  <link></link>
  202.  <description>I&apos;m going to be teaching AP Literature to high school seniors and want to build a unit around &lt;em&gt;King Lear&lt;/em&gt;. (Yes, it&apos;s bleak and difficult but I think they can push through and triumph.) I&apos;d like to make it the anchor text in a 12-week unit, which means I need some short fiction and poetry that I can tie together thematically so the works resonate against each other. More ideas below. I&apos;m happy for whatever connections you can make. I&apos;m already thinking of a short Beckett piece, or perhaps &lt;em&gt;Endgame&lt;/em&gt;, to match with the intense weirdness of Lear/Kent/Fool on the heath, and perhaps excerpts of &lt;em&gt;Oedipus&lt;/em&gt; for the foolish and tragic king. But I&apos;d like some works that echo with these themes or questions:&lt;br&gt;
  203. &lt;br&gt;
  204. - The nature of humanity, stripped of the cover of society or politics;&lt;br&gt;
  205. - Family betrayals;&lt;br&gt;
  206. - Madness;&lt;br&gt;
  207. - The human as beast (Lear suddenly sees predatory daughters &#8212; wolves, beasts &#8212; in everything)&lt;br&gt;
  208. - The world turned upside down or out of joint (for this, Yeats&apos; &quot;Second Coming,&quot; perhaps)&lt;br&gt;
  209. &lt;br&gt;
  210. Any/all thoughts, even wildcards, are most welcome. Works from antiquity to present day, any source language, are welcome. Thanks in advance.</description>
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  212.  <pubDate>Tue, 27 Jun 2023 17:54:12 -0800</pubDate>
  213.  <dc:creator>argybarg</dc:creator>
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  216.  <title>Is it a chair, a seat, or something else?</title>
  217.  <link></link>
  218.  <description>It is a word for something people sit on,  (so exclude a recliner).  It has 4 (in most cases) legs.  It could be made of metal, wood, bamboo for example.     Isn&apos;t  there another word (one word)  for it?</description>
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  220.  <pubDate>Wed, 07 Jun 2023 12:37:50 -0800</pubDate>
  221.  <dc:creator>amfgf</dc:creator>
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  223. <item>
  224.  <title>What is the word for a male, patient attendant?</title>
  225.  <link></link>
  226.  <description>So, I mean what is the word if  let&apos;s say at a hospital etc.,  on the intercom, or in verbal exchange,   there is  &quot;We need a ....  in here &lt;strong&gt;ASAP&lt;/strong&gt;&quot;,   what word goes in the blank instead of  &quot;a patient attendant who is male/someone who can handle heavy patient.&quot;</description>
  227.  <guid isPermaLink="false">,2023:site.373047</guid>
  228.  <pubDate>Fri, 02 Jun 2023 15:53:06 -0800</pubDate>
  229.  <dc:creator>amfgf</dc:creator>
  230.  </item>
  231. <item>
  232.  <title>Misused English words/terms maybe leading to death?</title>
  233.  <link></link>
  234.  <description>What are some of the most misused English &lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;words/terms&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; which could potentially lead to serious consequences, even death?</description>
  235.  <guid isPermaLink="false">,2023:site.372994</guid>
  236.  <pubDate>Wed, 31 May 2023 12:39:45 -0800</pubDate>
  237.  <dc:creator>amfgf</dc:creator>
  238.  </item>
  239. <item>
  240.  <title>Readings on AI vs critical thinking and writing?</title>
  241.  <link></link>
  242.  <description>Every teacher I know is dealing with an avalanche of essays written by ChatGPT or Grammarly. There are lots of ways to detect cheating and redesign assignments to make it harder, but beyond just punishment and deterrence, it would be nice to convince students that doing your own writing, thinking your own thoughts, has value and is worth doing! Please recommend me some articles that teachers could assign that address this issue in the context of AI.</description>
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  244.  <pubDate>Tue, 30 May 2023 13:46:49 -0800</pubDate>
  245.  <dc:creator>Beardman</dc:creator>
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  247. <item>
  248.  <title>Grammar of &quot;I see him [verb]&quot;</title>
  249.  <link></link>
  250.  <description>I&apos;m curious about the grammar of the underlined part of this sentence from &lt;cite&gt;The New Yorker&lt;/cite&gt;:
  251. &lt;blockquote&gt;
  252. In spite of her experiences &lt;u&gt;witnessing protocols fail or be subverted&lt;/u&gt;, Easthope still argues strongly for disaster and recovery plans.
  253. &lt;/blockquote&gt;
  254. Some specific questions inside... I gather there is a class of verbs in English which can take complements of the form [direct object] [infinitive verb phrase without &quot;to&quot;]. These verbs definitely include &quot;see&quot;, &quot;hear&quot;, and &quot;watch&quot;, as well as the phrases &quot;look at&quot; and &quot;listen to&quot;:&lt;br&gt;
  255. &lt;ol&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  256. &lt;li&gt;She sees him run.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  257. &lt;li&gt;I hear babies cry / I watch them grow.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  258. &lt;li&gt;Look at &apos;em go!&lt;/li&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  259. &lt;/ol&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  260. This kind of sentence also seems &lt;em&gt;maybe&lt;/em&gt; possible with some other verbs that have &quot;perceive&quot;-like meanings. These sentences sound acceptable to me, if faintly questionable:&lt;br&gt;
  261. &lt;ol&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  262. &lt;li&gt;I notice her stumble.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  263. &lt;li&gt;I observe them scatter.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  264. &lt;li&gt;She witnessed protocols fail.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  265. &lt;/ol&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  266. Other than these &quot;seeing&quot;-like verbs, I can think of one other semantic cluster of verbs that allow this syntax, exemplified by the following:&lt;br&gt;
  267. &lt;ol&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  268. &lt;li&gt;You made me cry.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  269. &lt;li&gt;I&apos;ll have you know...&lt;/li&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  270. &lt;li&gt;I bid thee depart.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  271. &lt;/ol&gt;&lt;br&gt;
  272. But most verbs don&apos;t seem to allow this syntax, including some verbs with semantic features similar to the above. For example, I don&apos;t think &quot;know&quot; is in this class. (&quot;I know her to be honest&quot; is a non-example as it uses &quot;to&quot;; &quot;I know [that] he knows&quot; is also a non-example as the complement is a finite verb phrase.)&lt;br&gt;
  273. &lt;br&gt;
  274. Is there a name for this class of verbs? Where I can read more about it? Can you think of other verbs that belong to it? And just for the record, how do you feel about that &lt;em&gt;New Yorker&lt;/em&gt; sentence?</description>
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  276.  <pubDate>Thu, 25 May 2023 17:33:51 -0800</pubDate>
  277.  <dc:creator>aws17576</dc:creator>
  278.  </item>
  279. <item>
  280.  <title>Can you translate this to Korean?</title>
  281.  <link></link>
  282.  <description>nsfw english phrase for korean friend... i&apos;d like to emphatically state that i think the english language is so. fucking. complex.&lt;br&gt;
  283. &lt;br&gt;
  284. in a bar setting with my cool new south korean friend.&lt;br&gt;
  285. &lt;br&gt;
  286. would one say, in idiomatic Korean, not literally &lt;br&gt;
  287. &lt;br&gt;
  288. &quot;english is fucked.&quot;&lt;br&gt;
  289. &lt;br&gt;
  290. y&apos;all are the best, do your magic!</description>
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  292.  <pubDate>Mon, 08 May 2023 19:18:55 -0800</pubDate>
  293.  <dc:creator>j_curiouser</dc:creator>
  294.  </item>
  295. <item>
  296.  <title>&quot;How  do I stop saying  &apos;I had my  car stolen&apos;&quot;? </title>
  297.  <link></link>
  298.  <description>I was asked what made her say  &quot;I had my car stolen&quot;,   since she  never  &lt;strong&gt;paid  anyone to steal her  car.&lt;/strong&gt;,   and  that she never asked anyone as a favor to steal her car.      She said  &quot;What made me say what I didn&apos;t mean to say just when t comes to my car?&quot;    I said, &quot;I don&apos;t  know, but  is a car the only thing you say what you don&apos;t mean about? She  said  that yes, she says  that when she burned her food she said that  she burned her  food,  when she ruined her sweater in the washer, she said that  she ruined her sweater,  etc.      She has a Masters in  English literature.    So, what do you think is the answer?</description>
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  300.  <pubDate>Tue, 18 Apr 2023 14:55:33 -0800</pubDate>
  301.  <dc:creator>amfgf</dc:creator>
  302.  </item>
  303. <item>
  304.  <title>Training for understanding English spoken in different accents?</title>
  305.  <link></link>
  306.  <description>I often have trouble understanding English when it&apos;s spoken with an accent I&apos;m not used to hearing. This is very frustrating, especially because my job involves working with staff members in offices overseas. Are there classes for getting better at this? Any online trainings from the US Foreign Service, CIA, big call center companies, anything? I also mishear song lyrics pretty often. Maybe it&apos;s something with how my brain processes sounds and words.&lt;br&gt;
  307. &lt;br&gt;
  308. I&apos;m looking for actual tips, tricks, and instruction, not suggestions for ways to spend time immersed in other accents (that part&apos;s easy - I have plenty of opportunities around me and online).&lt;br&gt;
  309. &lt;br&gt;
  310. I&apos;m from New England, and I&apos;m most accustomed to hearing English spoken with northeast US accents.</description>
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  312.  <pubDate>Wed, 15 Mar 2023 08:43:19 -0800</pubDate>
  313.  <dc:creator>cadge</dc:creator>
  314.  </item>
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