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    Input & Intake

    Hi,

    When you watch TV, listen to a conversation, and read a book, you use input; on the other hand, what you take with yourself over a long period of time and can later remember, you actually use intake. Intake is the subset of all input that gets assigned to our long term memory store.

    Now, I would appreciate it if you can support me here that imporve my knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taghavi View Post
    Hi,

    When you watch TV, listen to a conversation, and read a book, you use input; on the other hand, what you take with yourself over a long period of time and can later remember, you actually use intake. Intake is the subset of all input that gets assigned to our long term memory store.

    Now, I would appreciate it if you can support me here that imporve my knowledge.
    ... you use 'input', or "input", or input.
    While this is not so important in your second sentence, it is absolutely necessary that you set off your quoted words in sentence one. Do you see the ambiguity, and the reason for this?
    "When you watch TV, you use input" is a meaningful sentence. But it doesn't mean what you want it to.

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    Re: Input & Intake

    Hi,
    Why should I put my sentence in a quotation mark? And If I didn't so, It would be incorrect or meaningless?

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    Re: Input & Intake

    Quote Originally Posted by taghavi View Post
    Hi,
    Why should I put my sentence in a quotation mark? And If I didn't so, It would be incorrect or meaningless?
    You shouldn't. You should put quoted words in quotes. "input".
    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I think by When you watch TV, you use input. you mean "You use the word 'input' to describe what television does". To mean this you have to quote the word.
    Otherwise it means that television is a form of input.

    But to understand it better, consider your 'intake' sentence - not your intake sentence, which doesn't make sense).
    [When you're talking about] what you take with yourself over a long period of time and can later remember, you actually use intake
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    This sentence does not make sense unless you are quoting the word "intake". I think you mean that you use the word "intake" to describe what you do.

    Tell me if you don't see the ambiguity (or meaninglessness) in the following sentences (most of which require quotes somewhere to give the proper meaning):
    When you put something in the oven you use baking.
    You use a forum to describe this place.

    You use a telephone to describe the thing on your desk.
    When we describe what we had for lunch, we use hamburgers.
    How can I use a cabbage when I'm writing my essay?
    Why can't I find termites in my dictionary?
    What's the meaning of currently?
    What's the meaning of this?
    If you can put the words the word before a word, it needs a quote.



    Last edited by Raymott; 08-Jan-2010 at 14:13.

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    [Tell me if you don't see the ambiguity (or meaninglessness) in the following sentences (most of which require quotes somewhere to give the proper meaning):
    I'd rather put quotes where I see the ambiguity

    When you put something in the oven you use "baking".
    You use a "forum" to describe this place.
    You use a "telephone" to describe the thing on your desk.
    When we describe what we had for lunch, we use "hamburgers".
    How can I use a "cabbage" when I'm writing my essay?
    Why can't I find "termites" in my dictionary?
    What's the meaning of "currently"?
    What's the meaning of "this"?
    If you can put the words the word ?before a word, it needs a "quote".




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    Quote Originally Posted by taghavi View Post
    [Tell me if you don't see the ambiguity (or meaninglessness) in the following sentences (most of which require quotes somewhere to give the proper meaning):
    I'd rather put quotes where I see the ambiguity

    When you put something in the oven you use "baking". Yes
    You use "a forum" to describe this place. You need to put the 'a' in quotes too, but I think you're getting the idea.
    You use "a telephone" to describe the thing on your desk.
    When we describe what we had for lunch, we use "hamburgers".
    How can I use "a cabbage" when I'm writing my essay?
    Why can't I find "termites" in my dictionary?
    What's the meaning of "currently"?
    What's the meaning of this? This was a trick question, though it depends on the meaning.
    If you can put the words the word ?before a word, it needs a "quote".No, see below.
    [/QUOTE]
    OK, good. So I guess you understand my point now?
    The last sentence is actually the lesson:
    If you can put the words "the word" before a word, it needs a quote, as in:
    Why can't I find the word "termites" in my dictionary?

    What's the meaning of the word "currently"?

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    For the question before the last one, I thought "this" was as its very meaning of "indicating the near distance", so I put quote. Actually, If I were an examiner, I would like to ask the word "this", I put "this" in quotes, yes?

    And the last one;
    Yes, I had thought so, but I wasn't sure. Thank you for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taghavi View Post
    For the question before the last one, I thought "this" was as its very meaning of "indicating the near distance", so I put quote. Actually, If I were an examiner, I would like to ask the word "this", I put "this" in quotes, yes?
    Yes, exactly. That is the difference.
    Or, if you are asking a question here, and want to know what "this" means, you can't ask, What is this? (as many people do) because we cannot read minds. You must ask, What is "this"?.

    And the last one;
    Yes, I had thought so, but I wasn't sure. Thank you for your help!

    This is important for all learners, because it's sometimes obvious where the quote marks should be, and sometimes it isn't - as you have found out.

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    Thank you!

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