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    'Your letters' section in newspaper editorial

    Re the “putting teachers down” letter, May 15: I must admit it’s been some time since I have read a Sun but I am pleased to see that your readers and editorial department are still bashing teachers. I would have thought that with the defeat of your beloved provincial Conservatives you would have given it a rest. Great to see the perseverance. Bottom line — teachers are not hard done by, they really don't do anything. And just think, very soon, they will have another two months to keep doing a whole lot of nothing. What a life. Glad I’m a teacher.

    Tim Stewart

    Toronto
    1. What does the boldened part mean?

    2. 'They will have another two months to keep doing a whole not of nothing.' - is the letter writer referring to the coming summer break?

    3. Just came up with this question while writing question no.2 - what's the difference between 'coming' and 'upcoming'? I guess I could've said 'the upcoming summer break', eah? Or is one preferable over the other, and if so, which one?

    Many thanks to the teachers in this forum, as well as all others who provide insightful inputs.
    Last edited by HaraKiriBlade; 22-May-2005 at 19:43.

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    Re: 'Your letters' section in newspaper editorial

    1 They do not get a bad deal/ are not treated badly.
    2 Yes
    3 I think they both can be used. I tend to think of 'upcoming' as pretty soon.


    PS You're very welcome.

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