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    contextually

    Hi


    Please let me know is the sentence mentioned below correct.

    He is learning contextually.

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    Pallavi

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    Re: contextually

    It's correct grammatically, but then so is: Colourless green ideas sleep furiously.

    I'd need to know rather more about how he is learning before I could say whether the sentence 'means' anything.

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    Re: contextually

    Since my last post, I have done a bit of googling. I found plenty of examples of contextual learning and contextualised learning and sentences such as : "Contextually based learning is a hot buzzword in many education circles today, but it is not a new concept," but I haven't so far been able to find a single example of subject+ LEARN+ contextually.

    I asked two colleagues what they thought about this sentence. One (from England) said she thought she might use this of a student she observed who was working out the meaning of an expression from context. The second (an Australian) said he understood what was meant by it, but was fairly sure that he had never seen/heard it, and would be unlikely to use it.

    Let's see what others have to say about this.

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    Re: contextually

    Learn contextually sounds strange to me too- it's logical and comprehensible but I have not come across it.

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