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    complete mayhem

    Dad tossed the folder down on Mrs. Casnoff’s desk and said, “Quite an impressive file you’ve amassed, Sophia.” Bracing his hands, he leaned back and added, “If Hecate offered classes in complete mayhem, I have no doubt you’d be valedictorian.”

    complete mayhem??

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    Re: complete mayhem

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Dad tossed the folder down on Mrs. Casnoff’s desk and said, “Quite an impressive file you’ve amassed, Sophia.” Bracing his hands, he leaned back and added, “If Hecate offered classes in complete mayhem, I have no doubt you’d be valedictorian.”

    complete mayhem??
    Have you looked up the meaning of "mayhem" in a dictionary?

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    Re: complete mayhem

    Yes, but I couldnt understand exactly what does he mean with "classes in complete mayhem" yet.

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    Re: complete mayhem

    TIP: Try imagining "Complete Mayhem" as the name of a subject like "Advanced Chemistry". It's a joke, of sorts. Does that help you figure it out?

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    Re: complete mayhem

    Actually I cannot find exact meaning of mayhem in the dictionary. It reads maim, turmoil. Which one is right?

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    #6

    Re: complete mayhem

    You've got it.

    If there were classes in how to create the greatest amount of turmoil, ....
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: complete mayhem

    Can I say anarchy?

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    Re: complete mayhem

    No, I don't think so. Anarchy is everyone for themselves. Mayhem is caused by someone or something, and in this case in particular, it's done with deliberate intention to create problems.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: complete mayhem

    Okay, I understood. Thank you, Barb D.

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