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  1. Luuster2's Avatar
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    #1

    Exclamation Clarification

    What does it mean if someone conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards? I don't really understand that much. Are they saying that that person thinks that they're too cool and think highly of themselves?

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    #2

    re: Clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by Luuster2 View Post
    What does it mean if someone conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle-class standards? I don't really understand that much. Are they saying that that person thinks that they're too cool and think highly of themselves?
    #1. conform = do as others do
    #2. unthinkingly = to do without thought
    #3. prevailing = the current trend or fad or popular manner
    #4. middle-class = economic group that is not poor or rich
    #5. standards = a certain way of doing something

    No, this person does (#1) without (#2) and what this person does is (#3) which is done by (#4).

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    #3

    Re: Clarification

    I have corrected the typo in your title.

    Tip for a better title: Prevailing middle-class standards.

    Rover

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    #4

    Re: Clarification

    Speaking of clarification: Luuster2, you still have done nothing to clarify your being a teacher or an academic, as you claim in your profile, although you've been asked to please do so.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Sep-2012 at 12:09.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Clarification

    Prevailing middle class standards are rarely seen as cool.

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