Student or Learner
Bernard concluded that there is no better assurance of long life, health, and happiness for a man than a woman well socialized to devote her life to taking care of him and providing the security of a well-ordered home.
This is from my textbook, I would like to understand it in grammatical sense.
What is the subject of the text in red? I mean i know it is woman, so is there omission before well?
maybe "who is" ? if this is right, when can I omit like that?
Aside from "well schooled", I don't believe that I have heard much of this form, though I have encountered it in reading books from the 19th Century.
PS It's by no means unheard of for text books in ELT schools to be this dated. In one of my first posts I had to work from a textbook that held that such words as 'stenographer' were essential examples of 'current' business vocabulary.
Last edited by Tdol; 24-Oct-2012 at 18:05. Reason: boos -> books
One ESL book I was asked to use had a piece about UFOs which said that they had not only been seen by housewives and dogs, but also by professionals who should be taken seriously like lawyers and doctors. I couldn't bring myself to teach it. ;)
I'm curious now. How did the dogs convey that they had seen the UFOs? I can just about understand "Come quickly! Timmy fell down the well" but I've never yet been able to discern "Wow - I saw this amazing thing flying through the sky yesterday afternoon and I think it was from another planet!"
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.
I think the housewife told the tale and said "isn't that right, Sparky?" to which the dog replied enthusiastically "woof!"