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    tutoring kids to go to school

    What does "to go to school" refer to or mean here? "kids going to school" or "kinds who is planning to go to school"? If it's the former, the former is better, I guess.

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    G: Did you watch the documentary last night about a great woman in Korean history?
    B: No, I didn't. Who was it about?
    G:It was about Na Hyeseok, who was the first female painter to paint in the Western style in Korea
    B:Why do you think she is special?
    G:She was born in a period of male domination, so her father forced heer to marry instead of studying.
    B:Then, how did she study art?
    G : She earned money by tutoring kids to go to school. After she got married, she kept studying art.
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    Re: tutoring kids to go to school

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What does "to go to school" refer to or mean here? "kids going to school" or "kinds who is planning to go to school"? If it's the former, the former is better, I guess.

    5.B:Then, how did she study art?
    G : She earned money by tutoring kids to go to school. After she got married, she kept studying art.
    "Tutoring kids to go to school" is not a natural construction. I don't know what it is supposed to mean.

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    Re: tutoring kids to go to school

    Without knowing for sure, I would assume she tutored pre-school age children in order to prepare them for going to an actual school. However, it might just be a very poor construction and mean something different.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: tutoring kids to go to school

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Without knowing for sure, I would assume she tutored pre-school age children in order to prepare them for going to an actual school. However, it might just be a very poor construction and mean something different.
    It is a poor construction, and ambiguous but I would take it to mean that she earned money to pay for Art School by tutoring kids. More context might make it clearer.

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    Re: tutoring kids to go to school

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It is a poor construction, and ambiguous but I would take it to mean that she earned money to pay for Art School by tutoring kids. More context might make it clearer.
    I agree entirely with that part, she certainly earnt money for art school by tutoring kids, but what "tutoring kids to go to school" means is a mystery.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: tutoring kids to go to school

    I'm terribly sorry for all the teachers!!! I didn't pay full attention on the previous context. It was her own purpose to go to school!
    I'm so ashamed!

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    Re: tutoring kids to go to school

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I agree entirely with that part, she certainly earnt money for art school by tutoring kids, but what "tutoring kids to go to school" means is a mystery.
    If we tun this around "She earned money by tutoring kids to go to school" to get this ""She earned money to go to school by tutoring kids" it makes more sense.

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    Re: tutoring kids to go to school

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I'm terribly sorry for all the teachers!!! I didn't pay full attention on the previous context. It was her purpose to go to school!
    I'm so ashamed!
    That doesn't answer the question. It was clear that the tutor was earning money so she could go to school. What is not clear is the age/circumstances of the kids.

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    Re: tutoring kids to go to school

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If we tun this around "She earned money by tutoring kids to go to school" to get this ""She earned money to go to school by tutoring kids" it makes more sense.
    Ah! I think you've got it!

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