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    Can anyone help me with a sentence meaning please?

    Hey guy’s I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following sentence please:
    ‘As the students walked out of Mr B’s lesson one said to the other:
    What did you think of Mr B’s lesson?
    It wasn’t as fun as Mr A’s Lesson but we learnt so much more!’
    I think they learnt more in Mr B’s lesson, is this correct? I have worked out the student could have two possible viewpoints:
    1. Speakers Viewpoint: Didn’t enjoy Mr B’s lesson as much so expected to learn less in Mr B’s lesson but learnt more.
    2. Speakers Viewpoint: Mr A’s lesson was more fun so expected to learn less in Mr A’s lesson but learnt more.
    Is viewpoint 2 incorrect as Mr B’s lesson is the subject of the sentence?
    Thank you very much for any help and time. I really appreciate it.
    Last edited by richuk; 14-Mar-2010 at 17:39.

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    Re: Can anyone help me with a sentence meaning please?

    Quote Originally Posted by richuk View Post
    Hey guys I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following sentence please:
    As the students walked out of Mr Bs lesson one said to the other:
    What did you think of Mr Bs lesson?
    It wasnt as fun as Mr As Lesson but we learnt so much more!
    I think they learnt more in Mr Bs lesson, is this correct? I have worked out the student could have two possible viewpoints:
    1. Speakers Viewpoint: Didnt enjoy Mr Bs lesson as much so expected to learn less in Mr Bs lesson but learnt more.
    2. Speakers Viewpoint: Mr As lesson was more fun so expected to learn less in Mr As lesson but learnt more.
    Is viewpoint 2 incorrect as Mr Bs lesson is the subject of the sentence?
    Thank you very much for any help and time. I really appreciate it.
    #1 is the correct interpretation.

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    Lightbulb Re: Can anyone help me with a sentence meaning please?

    Quote Originally Posted by richuk View Post
    Hey guys I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following sentence please:
    As the students walked out of Mr Bs lesson one said to the other:
    What did you think of Mr Bs lesson?
    It wasnt as fun as Mr As Lesson but we learnt so much more!
    I think they learnt more in Mr Bs lesson, is this correct? I have worked out the student could have two possible viewpoints:
    1. Speakers Viewpoint: Didnt enjoy Mr Bs lesson as much so expected to learn less in Mr Bs lesson but learnt more.
    2. Speakers Viewpoint: Mr As lesson was more fun so expected to learn less in Mr As lesson but learnt more.
    Is viewpoint 2 incorrect as Mr Bs lesson is the subject of the sentence?
    Thank you very much for any help and time. I really appreciate it.
    Hi, there
    I have to agree with thw 1st speakers viewpopint not only because Mr B is the subject, but also because the meaning is closer to the original opinion expressed. To my understanding Mr B's lesson is not so much fun as Mr A' s but it is more productive or beneficial for the students because the have learnt more
    Hope I have been helpful


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    Re: Can anyone help me with a sentence meaning please?

    Thanks for your help, it is really appreciated

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