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    #11

    Re: reading a long text in our own language

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If a group of people read the same text or the same extracts from a text, they will not all get the same impression from it. Everyone's experience or impression of a piece of written work, whether they read it themselves or it is taught to them, is affected by their own personal experiences and feelings.
    That's what I wanted!!!! Perfetto!! Che Buon!! Great!!!!
    You are the man!!! I was really impressed to death!!!!!

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    #12

    Re: reading a long text in our own language

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    You are the man!
    emsr2d2 might not be happy about that, unless she has changed dramatically.

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    #13

    Re: reading a long text in our own language

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    emsr2d2 might not be happy about that, unless she has changed dramatically.
    Oh, I don't know! At least I'd be able to pee standing up, and walk around topless without people staring!

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    #14

    Re: reading a long text in our own language

    Don't be too sure of that. When I walk around topless, people stare, (but it's not in lust or admiration).

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    #15

    Re: reading a long text in our own language

    Is emsr2d2 a female? I never knew she is..I thought she is him.

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    #16

    Re: reading a long text in our own language

    It doesn't matter in this forum; it's the answers that are important. The only time it crops up at all is if we refer to a member by a third person pronoun. If the name doesn't make the gender clear (as in Bob, Verona), Some of us use s/he (she/he); others use they; others still make a guess, and sometimes get it wrong. Nobody is offended.

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    #17

    Re: reading a long text in our own language

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It doesn't matter in this forum; it's the answers that are important. The only time it crops up at all is if we refer to a member by a third person pronoun. If the name doesn't make the gender clear (as in Bob, Verona), Some of us use s/he (she/he); others use they; others still make a guess, and sometimes get it wrong. Nobody is offended.
    Absolutely right. I normally take no notice if I'm referred to as male, but occasionally if I have answered and someone posts "Thank you sir", for some reason, I feel obliged to put them right. I don't know why, but I'm certainly not offended.

    It's interesting though, that most students will assume that a teacher is male unless their name makes it clear otherwise.

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