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    Two sentences

    Hi teachers.

    Are the two sentences natural?

    1) My coworker suddenly quit so I have to work overtime to pick up the slack.

    2) Teaching others teaches yourself.

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    Re: Two sentences

    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi teachers.

    Are the two sentences natural?

    1) My coworker suddenly quit, so I have to work overtime to pick up the slack.

    2) Teaching others teaches you.
    I'm not sure I get the second one. Could you give me an example?
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    Re: Two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I'm not sure I get the second one. Could you give me an example?
    What do you want an example of? The sentence makes sense in BrE. Don't you use "pick up the slack" the same way in AmE?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What do you want an example of? The sentence makes sense in BrE. Don't you use "pick up the slack" the same way in AmE?
    Yes, we use "pick up the slack" the same way in AmE. Tarheel was seeking an example for the second sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I'm not sure I get the second one. Could you give me an example?
    "Teaching others teaches you" refers to a psychological phenomenon known as the protégé effect. Reference

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    Re: Two sentences

    That makes sense. You have to learn something to be able to teach it. It's the entire process, not just the teaching that stimulates learning.
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    Re: Two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigos4 View Post
    Tarheel was seeking an example for the second sentence.
    Apologies. I misread it and thought it was the first sentence that was causing a problem.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I'm not sure I get the second one. Could you give me an example?
    We're all teachers, we're all learners, and class is always in session.
    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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