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    English Literature..

    Anyone in this Forum who'z an english professor.... I need help!!!!!!

    Margaret Laureys

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    Re: English Literature..

    Post a question (trying to spell and punctuate propperly)

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    #3

    Re: English Literature..

    Quote Originally Posted by Margaret.Laureys View Post
    Anyone in this forum who's an English professor? I need help! !!!!!

    Margaret Laureys
    You're not kidding, are you?

    It wouldn't take a professor to put you right. Give us teachers and academics a try first.

    EDIT: I've just noticed you call yourself an English teacher. Give me strength!

    Rover

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    Re: English Literature..

    Quote Originally Posted by Margaret.Laureys View Post
    Is there anyone in this forum who's an English professor? .... I need help!!!!!!

    Margaret Laureys
    As it says in the forum guidelines, this forum is to discuss language. We welcome specific questions about specific aspects of the English language.

    Your profile shows that you are an English teacher (I'm afraid that I'm with Rover on this one - that's a rather alarming fact given the errors in the original post). There is actually a separate section of the forum for teachers to talk to each other. The same guidelines apply there though - post in good written English with correct spelling and punctuation, and explain clearly what your exact question is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You're not kidding, are you?

    It wouldn't take a professor to put you right. Give us teachers and academics a try first.

    EDIT: I've just noticed you call yourself an English teacher. Give me strength!

    Rover
    Indeed

    But the 'professor' thing is a mistake that's easily made. It has a lot of cognates in languages where it just means 'teacher', and even in universities the rate of exchange between US professors and UK ones is about 100:1!

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    Re: English Literature..

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    the rate of exchange between US professors and UK ones is about 100:1!
    Trying to figure if this is quality or quantity, or ... ?

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    Both . The bar is much higher in UK universities. In the US even a lowly post-grad can be called 'Assistant Professor' - it just means they teach a few classes.

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