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    that yields the while experience

    What does the part of the sentence in bold type mean (or is it a typo?)

    Then you get spit out to a straightaway that yields the while experience.

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    Re: that yields the while experience

    It should probably read "the whole experience".
    But you shouldn't be trying to learn English from the comments section of this sort of site.

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    Re: that yields the while experience

    Or it could be a typo for wild. I've been noticing a new variety of "typo" lately, apparently caused by voice-to-text transcription errors. If the commenter was dictating, my guess is that "yields" is also a mistake (though I have no idea what the correct word may have been).
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    Re: that yields the while experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It should probably read "the whole experience".
    But you shouldn't be trying to learn English from the comments section of this sort of site.
    I understand that the site itself isn't a reliable source of information (the use of English and all), but is that particular comment written in poor English by a non-native speaker?

    Imagine yourself getting into your seat and getting strapped in. You can hear the buzzing of excitement from your fellow passengers. They talk about previous times and how thrilling this is. You can literally feel all the animosity as your neck hair peaks with anxiousness.
    The ride slowly takes off and you start the incline. Your ears are hypnotized by the clicking of the gears while, you watch yourself climb higher and higher. Your blood starts rushing and you can feel every foot you climb.
    Dramatically, your climb starts to slow as you reach the acme of the structure. All the noises stop and you feel a rumbling as gravity rips the cars down, the wind is slapping you in the face as it would if, you put your head out of the window of a speeding car.
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    Re: that yields the while experience

    There are a few poor word choices and some odd punctuation but I've seen a lot worse.

    In any case, I agree with post #2 that if you want to select a model of English usage which you can learn properly from, then you should try to choose a writer or speaker who you know to be a reliably expert user.

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    Re: that yields the while experience

    Many native Anglophones make a lot of mistakes in their writing. The author of the quoted comment is around average or a little below, in my experience. I can easily understand the intended meaning but my internal editor used the red pen a lot while I was reading it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: that yields the while experience

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    I understand that the site itself isn't a reliable source of information (the use of ERnglish and all), but is that particular comment written in poor English by a non-native speaker?

    Imagine yourself getting into your seat and getting strapped in. Using 'getting' twice, with different meanings, in a short sentence is not good.
    You can hear the buzzing
    [the buzz] of excitement from your fellow passengers. They talk about previous times and how thrilling this is. You can literally [no meaning here] feel all the animosity [what animosity?] as your neck hair [the hair on your neck] peaks with anxiousness.
    Sorry, I don't know what ERnglish is.
    I've pointed out a few examples of what I consider to be strange prose. It's not so much that my changes are definitive, and I don't necessarily want to defend any one of them. It's the combined effect that makes me think that this is not a person who is used to writing English at this descriptive level. As mentioned, you'll rarely find writing worthy of emulation in a comments section on the web.

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    Re: that yields the while experience

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    There are a few poor word choices
    Could you please highlight the poor ones?
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    Re: that yields the while experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Sorry, I don't know what ERnglish is.
    I've pointed out a few examples of what I consider to be strange prose. It's not so much that my changes are definitive, and I don't necessarily want to defend any one of them. It's the combined effect that makes me think that this is not a person who is used to writing English at this descriptive level. As mentioned, you'll rarely find writing worthy of emulation in a comments section on the web.
    Thank you, Raymott, so it's a native, but not an overly educated one, right? Could it be a non-native English speaker?
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    Re: that yields the while experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Sorry, I don't know what ERnglish is.
    Sorry, I didn't notice the typo.
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