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    "Does knowledge about the author change anything?"

    Hi, my teacher said a sentence in class today that I found really strange: "Does the knowledge about the author change anything?" The task he gave us consisted of us reading about Robert Frost on Wikipedia, and see if this had any effect on what we thought about one of his poems (The Road Not Taken). I'm wondering if this is the right thing to say. Wouldn't it be more natural to say something like: Did the article affect what you already thought about the poem?
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    Re: "Does knowledge about the author change anything?"

    Are you sure you got everything right? The Road Not Taken - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia As you can see, the poem is by Robert, not Jack (Jack Frost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), Frost.
    Last edited by charliedeut; 09-Jan-2014 at 11:17. Reason: one space too many
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: "Does knowledge about the author change anything?"

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Are you sure you got everything right? The Road Not Taken - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia As you can see, the poem is by Robert, not Jack (Jack Frost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), Frost.
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    Re: "Does knowledge about the author change anything?"

    In my view, it is not wrong to say what your teacher said.

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