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    Question any teacher help me

    I am blocked by a word difficult to understand
    It is "nod"
    look the sentence below

    The course(Property) couples obvious, almost inaccesible nods to ancient English traditions with modern day land lord, tenant, real estate and personal property issues that many of us may have experienced in our lives

    What is "nod" in this sentence at all?
    greetings? or motion up and down of head?
    I guess that is "understanding"
    I want exact meaning,

    another question
    what's the meaning of "get over yourself"?
    there are sentences about keeping people in the class from letting their cell phone ring during the class
    and these sentences are followed this
    "Get over yourself and leave the phone at home"

    and final question here
    " someone leans over before lecture three weeks into class"
    I can't understand this entirely at all

    so many questions
    sorry for that

    thank you for reading


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    Re: any teacher help me

    A nod can be taken as approval of something. I think the sentence is suggesting that the ancient English traditions are being approved and accepted along with (or to quote the sentence coupled with) the more contemporary issues suggested.

    Get over yourself means stop being so egocentric, stop making everything about you, stop taking yourself too seriously, etc, etc.

    The last sentence, to me, makes no sense.

    I'm not a teacher.
    Last edited by colloquium; 30-Jul-2008 at 19:29.

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    Re: any teacher help me

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am blocked by a word difficult to understand
    It is "nod"
    look the sentence below

    The course(Property) couples obvious, almost inaccesible nods to ancient English traditions with modern day land lord, tenant, real estate and personal property issues that many of us may have experienced in our lives

    What is "nod" in this sentence at all?
    greetings? or motion up and down of head?
    I guess that is "understanding"
    I want exact meaning,
    Nod = references in this example. So it would mean exactly the same thing if it read "The course(Property) couples obvious, almost inaccesible references to ancient English traditions with modern day land lord, tenant, real estate and personal property issues that many of us may have experienced in our lives." It also might suggest a certain level of admiration of the thing you're "nodding" to. So for example, a musician might write a song containing a "nod" to another musician he admires.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    another question
    what's the meaning of "get over yourself"?
    there are sentences about keeping people in the class from letting their cell phone ring during the class
    and these sentences are followed this
    "Get over yourself and leave the phone at home"
    Get over yourself is something you might say to someone who has a heightened opinion of himself or herself. In the context you describe, the suggestion is that the person who has left their phone on considers their own social life to be more important than the class. Being told to "get over" something is similar to being told to "stop obsessing" about something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    and final question here
    " someone leans over before lecture three weeks into class"
    I can't understand this entirely at all
    Neither can I. I don't know what they're trying to say at all. It doesn't seem to make any sense to me.

    Not a teacher......but still right.

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