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  1. Tarheel's Avatar
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    #11

    Re: You won't get your phone back

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukul12345 View Post
    Can I say these also - "You won't get your phone back unless you can tell me what you've learned" or "You won't get your phone back unless you can tell me what you've studied"
    That seems to me to be unnecessarily confrontational. I would just tell him he'll get the phone back after the lesson is over.
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    #12

    Re: You won't get your phone back

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can, but we aware that "what you have studied" and "what you have learned" don't mean the same. Can you work out what the difference might be?

    If I translate these two sentences in Bengali I get the accurate meaning of what we say in daily conversations .

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    #13

    Re: You won't get your phone back

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    That seems to me to be unnecessarily confrontational. I would just tell him he'll get the phone back after the lesson is over.
    Yes, I also think it's an aggressive way of telling him to study. But what can I do! I can't think of another way to make himself study because he is an unruly child.

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    #14

    Re: You won't get your phone back

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukul12345 View Post
    Yes, I also think it's an aggressive way of telling him to study (no full stop here) but what can I do? I can't think of another way to make himself him study because he is an unruly child.
    If it works, great. If it doesn't what are you going to threaten him with next? If he's that badly behaved, you should be reporting it to your superiors and someone should be contacting his parents.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #15

    Re: You won't get your phone back

    I don't think we should be judging each other's parenting skills. Let's stick to the use of English.

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    #16

    Re: You won't get your phone back

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukul12345 View Post
    Yes, I also think it's an aggressive way of telling him to study. But what can I do! I can't think of another way to make himself study because he is an unruly child.
    This is a good place to get English advice but a bad place to get parenting advice.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #17

    Re: You won't get your phone back

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I don't think we should be judging each other's parenting skills. Let's stick to the use of English.
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    This is a good place to get English advice but a bad place to get parenting advice.
    I'm not sure if those were aimed at my response but, if so, I can assure you I wasn't attempting to give parenting advice. For a start, the OP isn't the parent of the child in question. I was simply basing my answer on the fact that, when I was at school, if a child continually misbehaved in class and the teacher was unable to rectify that, the child would be reported/taken to the headmaster/headmistress for a good talking to. If that didn't solve the problem, the school would contact the parents and ask them to come in for a serious conversation about the child's behaviour. None of those things are comments on the parenting skills.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #18

    Re: You won't get your phone back

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    This is a good place to get English advice but a bad place to get parenting advice.
    I didn't ask any advice of parenting, I just replied to "Tarheel's" comment on why I used those sentences because he found my sentences as confrontational or aggressive.

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    #19

    Re: You won't get your phone back

    Dukul, I'm pretty sure he was talking about us, not you.
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