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    Question What does my teacher mean?

    I sent my draft essay to my teacher, and the edited version was then sent back to me with the following words:
    "Here is your essay with a bit of (mainly cosmetic) editing. There are a couple of comments which need responding to, but I would go with this version once you have done that."

    What does he mean by the underlined sentence?

    Does he mean he will not give me any further comments if I have revised my essay according to his comments?
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    He will give me further comments once I have done some revision on this draft?

    Thansk a lot!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: What does my teacher mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbby View Post
    I sent my draft essay to my teacher, and the edited version was then sent back to me with the following words:
    "Here is your essay with a bit of (mainly cosmetic) editing. There are a couple of comments which need responding to, but I would go with this version once you have done that."
    You can regard that as you final version. But first you must make he changes you teacher has suggested and address those (few) points you have partially covered.
    As far as I can read, it's not bad at all!!!
    Last edited by Tdol; 25-Jan-2012 at 15:15. Reason: Quote code fixed

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    Re: What does my teacher mean?

    Your teacher has made minimal (cosmetic) changes to preserve your writing style and your words. Probably some things you wrote are not quite clear, so he needs you to respond to some questions before he can recommend you go with a final version. He thinks he understands what you mean, but he's not certain. Your revisions will help him to know how best to advise you.

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    Re: What does my teacher mean?

    So I will first respond to his comments by revising this draft. But what does "go with this version" mean? Does he mean that once I have made some changes according to what he suggested, I can submit the final version?
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    Your teacher has made minimal (cosmetic) changes to preserve your writing style and your words. Probably some things you wrote are not quite clear, so he needs you to respond to some questions before he can recommend you go with a final version. He thinks he understands what you mean, but he's not certain. Your revisions will help him to know how best to advise you.

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    Re: What does my teacher mean?

    Yes, indeed.

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    Re: What does my teacher mean?

    Not a teacher, nor a native.
    go with = choose

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    Re: What does my teacher mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    Yes, indeed.
    Thanks!

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    Re: What does my teacher mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Not a teacher, nor a native.
    go with = choose
    No, it means "proceed" or "move forward."

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    Re: What does my teacher mean?

    Sorry I'm a little confused...

    "I will go with this version" means "I will move forward to the final version"??? Can anyone paraphrase it for me???

    Does his reply indicate whether there will be any further comments from him after I have done revision on this draft? Thanks~

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No, it means "proceed" or "move forward."

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    Re: What does my teacher mean?

    go with
    1. To date (someone) regularly.
    2. To select or choose: decided to go with the pink wallpaper.

    go for - definition of go for by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. (it also includes go+with if you scroll down)

    Your teacher has made some minor editing amendments and probably wants you to expand on a few unclear points.
    Once you have that work done, I am assuming you can submit your final version then. I doubt that he/she is going to go through it again unless we are talking about a final year project/dissertation/thesis etc...

    "Here is your essay with a bit of (mainly cosmetic) editing. There are a couple of comments which need responding to, but I would go with this version once you have done that."

    His/Her words are fairly clear to me:
    1- Minor editing;
    2- your essay needs further expansion on a couple of things (most of your work is fine!!!)
    3- Make those changes and your essay is ready for submission (that BUT is saying, ok I've made a couple of suggestions, but your version is fine and THIS reinforces my interpretation of things).

    Hope it's clearer
    Last edited by shannico; 26-Jan-2012 at 15:35. Reason: /her added

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