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    Smile Set forth

    Could anyone tell me more about the use of "set forth"?

    Our class representative set forth several ideas to the class pretending nice to our new teacher in the first day.

    Is the sentence I made correct or not???


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    Smile Re: Set forth

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth_Wai View Post
    Could anyone tell me more about the use of "set forth"?

    Our class representative set forth several ideas to the class pretending nice to our new teacher in the first day.

    Is the sentence I made correct or not???
    Your use of "set forth" is correct, and it essentially means "to present for consideration".

    I would change the last part of the sentence, however, starting with "pretending".

    Our class representative set forth several ideas to the class, intending to be helpful on our new teacher's first day.

    Does my rewrite maintain your intended meaning?

    Last edited by PROESL; 25-Jul-2009 at 19:20. Reason: extra word

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    Smile Re: Set forth

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    Your use of "set forth" is correct, and it essentially means "to present for consideration".

    I would change the last part of the sentence, however, starting with "pretending".

    Our class representative set forth several ideas to the class, intending to be helpful on our new teacher's first day.

    Does my rewrite maintain your intended meaning?


    Great! But can I say that...

    pretend = behave different and do some "bad" for some purposes;
    intend = just show the intention/plan to do sth in your mind.

    Am I be alright in making such intepretation?


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    Wink Re: Set forth

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth_Wai View Post
    Great! But can I say that...

    pretend = behave different and do some "bad" for some purposes;
    intend = just show the intention/plan to do sth in your mind.

    Am I be alright in making such intepretation?
    You can use "pretend" in that way. However, to speak of "pretend" in more general terms, I would say it means to act in a way that is not consistent with who you really are or what your true intentions are.

    Yes, in general, that's what "intend" means. However, one could demonstrate one's intentions by actually following through with a plan. It's also possible to say what you intended after having carried out a plan that did not produce the intended, or desired, result.

    correction and revision: Are my interpretations of these words right?

    It would be possible to rephrase your sentence in a number of ways.


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    Talking Re: Set forth

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    You can use "pretend" in that way. However, to speak of "pretend" in more general terms, I would say it means to act in a way that is not consistent with who you really are or what your true intentions are.

    Yes, in general, that's what "intend" means. However, one could demonstrate one's intentions by actually following through with a plan. It's also possible to say what you intended after having carried out a plan that did not produce the intended, or desired, result.

    correction and revision: Are my interpretations of these words right?

    It would be possible to rephrase your sentence in a number of ways.

    Lol... It seems I am asking whether I am alright or not!
    Ha... I'm not silly!!!
    It's better to use your corrected sentence, many thanks!

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