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    People are ruder today because they are rushed and more 'time poor' than ever before. Manners have fallen off the radar. Due to our strong attraction to electronic equipment it is a wonder more people don't wake up each morning and greet the singing birds with a complaint about the noise.

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    it is a wonder (that) more people don't wake up each morning and greet the singing birds with a complaint about the noise.
    With all the things I've mentioned above, I expect lots of people to wake up and greet the singing birds complaining that they make too much noise.
    But, in reality, they don't. That is why I am surprised.

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    I can't really grasp the connection between our attraction to electronic equipment and being annoyed by birdsong. I think the writer is trying to convey the message that we are now so obsessed with electronics that anything natural almost seems unnatural. I don't think the writer has expressed it very well though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: a sentence

    Usual hint about not calling your thread "A sentence".

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    Re: a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Usual hint about not calling your thread "A sentence".
    A better title would have been Greet the singing birds with a complaint.


    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'


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    #6

    Re: a sentence

    Due to our strong attraction to (the alarm clock built in) electronic equipment...

    Now we use alarm clocks (built in mobile phones, for example) on an everyday basis, it is no wonder more people don't wake up to the sound of birds singing.

    I imagine the writer is trying to say that we need to have a slower pace of life, or something like that.

    I admit it might be a strange interpretation of it.

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