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    dear teacher

    is it correct to use (to see) instead of (to watch)in this sentence? (i am seeing television)


    i have a question about (hey) is it offensive? do you know in our culture it is offensive for calling a person,please tell me in which situation we can use it(would you mind if you answer me this question completely because it is a delicate issue).e.g can a teacher call his students with this tone (hey guys listen to me)

    when sb sneezes in response which one is more common(gesundheit or bless you)

    yours.

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    Hello Mohammad,

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    is it correct to use (to see) instead of (to watch)in this sentence? (i am seeing television)
    You can only say that you are watching Television.
    Please note: Verbs which are about
    1.) "sensory perception" Example: to see, to hear a.s.o.,
    2.) "possessions" Example: below, to have (in refer to a possession) a.s.o.
    3.) "feelings" Example: love, hate a.s.o
    never works with "ing".

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    i have a question about (hey) is it offensive? do you know in our culture it is offensive for calling a person,please tell me in which situation we can use it(would you mind if you answer me this question completely because it is a delicate issue).e.g can a teacher call his students with this tone (hey guys listen to me)
    I would say, that a teacher says "Please listen to me". But in that case I'm not sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad
    when sb sneezes in response which one is more common(gesundheit or bless you)
    "Gesundheit" is used in German spoken countries.
    "Bless you" is used in English spoken countries.

    Kind regards,
    Dany

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    You do hear 'Gusundheit' used in the UK sometimes, but not often.

    It depends on the setting and the formality for the teacher using 'hey, guys'. It would have to be in a very informal teaching set-up. It's probably too familiar to be very effective in, say, a secondary school.

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