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    #1

    Have Contact

    losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/02/14/lausd-teachers-aide-arrested-for-alleged-sexual-contact-with-student/

    "A teacherís aide with the Los Angeles Unified School District has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to have sexual contact with a 15-year-old student."

    Does "have sexual contact" mean talk dirty or send obscene emails/letters? I thought "have contact" means "communication", not touching.

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    #2

    Re: Have Contact

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueSkya View Post
    I thought "have contact" means "communication", not touching.
    NOT A TEACHER

    "Contact" can many things. See for example:

    2touch [ uncountable ] when two people or things touch each other contact with/between Children need physical contact with a caring adult.
    The disease spreads by sexual contact between infected animals.

    contact - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    In your example sentence, it means sexual (physical) contact between two people (intercourse and so on).
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 24-Jul-2012 at 22:13.

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    #3

    Re: Have Contact

    So, merely "have contact with" somebody is ambiguous?

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