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    by all the uncalled for exercise

    Hi,

    Keep the faculty of effort alive in you by all the uncalled for exercise every day.

    What does the bold part mean?

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    Re: by all the uncalled for exercise

    I am not a teacher.

    'Uncalled for exercise' is exercise you don't want or don't need.

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    Re: by all the uncalled for exercise

    Where did you find that text?

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    Re: by all the uncalled for exercise

    From a book.

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    Re: by all the uncalled for exercise

    That dismissive reply is not good enough, Untaught.

    In future, please have the courtesy to tell us the title and author of published texts you are quoting from.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Dec-2015 at 22:42.

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    #6

    Re: by all the uncalled for exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    From In a book.
    Which one?

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    Re: by all the uncalled for exercise

    I forgot but it was written by a Pakistani author, I think. Is the use of "uncalled" not appropriate here?

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    #8

    Re: by all the uncalled for exercise

    The phrase is "uncalled for". It is used to indicate someone's displeasure with something.

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    Re: by all the uncalled for exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    I forgot but it was written by a Pakistani author, I think. Is the use of "uncalled" not appropriate here?
    The sentence is basically nonsense. You could say something like this:

    Keep effort alive by striving for things whether the effort is worthwhile or not.

    Even then, it is not much of a self-help sentence, but it is better than the original gibberish.

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