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    dont lean

    Hi,

    Is ''Don't lean so much while studying'' correct? Can I also use ''bow''?

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    Re: dont lean

    Neither of those sound like things you would do while studying. Can you describe the body position you are trying to describe using different words?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-Aug-2015 at 22:03. Reason: Fixing typo.
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    #3

    Re: dont lean

    Neither sounds very natural to me. I'd be more likely to say "Sit up straight when you are studying".

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    #4

    Re: dont lean

    I agree, or along the same lines I might use "Please don't slouch when you are studying".

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...learner/slouch

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    #5

    Re: dont lean

    Some students, while reading a book, leans/bow so much forward.

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    Re: dont lean

    No.

    Some students, while reading a book, lean a long way forward.
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    Re: dont lean

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Is ''Don't lean so much while studying'' correct?
    Students find their own best positions for studying.

    It's nobody's business but their own.

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    Re: dont lean

    I wonder if the OP meant the position a student sits in while in class (which could also be referred to as studying). I would expect a teacher to take a dim view of students slouching in class.
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    #9

    Re: dont lean

    I don't read "leaning" as "slouching".

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    Re: dont lean

    Nor do I. You can lean forwards or to one side or the other. Slouching suggests sinking down in one's seat. They're all relatively unacceptable positions to sit in in class.
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