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    Question any teacher help me 2

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    I want to send my appreciation to two english teachers (to me)
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    ---Title: Don't boast about your study habits
    Another readily identifiable "annoying person" in law school is the one who leans over before lecture three weeks into class and tells you that she was up until 4 pm.---
    In here
    what's the meaning of "leans over before three weeks into class"

    I'm reading LAW school confidential by Robert H. Miller
    those sentences are in page 152
    anyone help me please

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    It's not a very well written sentence in my opinion. I'm also assuming that it's actually 4am, not 4pm, because 4pm wouldn't make much sense.

    But anyway, it means she leans towards you (in the way people sometimes do when they're talking to you, especially if they're trying to be quiet), before the lecture has started, 3 weeks after starting the course, and tells you she's was awake until 4am.

    "Another readily identifiable "annoying person" in law school is the one who leans over before [the] lecture, three weeks into class, and tells you that she was up until 4am."

    So the author started the course 3 weeks ago; he's sat in the lecture theatre waiting for the lecture to start, and a girl leans over to tell him that she was awake until 4am.

    Hopefully that makes it a bit clearer.

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    "Another readily identifiable "annoying person" in law school is the one who leans over before [the] lecture, three weeks into class, and tells you that she was up until 4am."

    "that she has been up studying until 4am." is the necessary meaning. It wouldn't be so annoying if was simply an insomniac.

    Personally, I found it more annoying when someoneleans over before [the] lecture, two weeks before the exam, and tells you that she was up partying until 4am."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Another readily identifiable "annoying person" in law school is the one who leans over before [the] lecture, three weeks into class, and tells you that she was up until 4am."

    "that she has been up studying until 4am." is the necessary meaning. It wouldn't be so annoying if was simply an insomniac.

    Personally, I found it more annoying when someoneleans over before [the] lecture, two weeks before the exam, and tells you that she was up partying until 4am."
    I did interpret it as "been up partying until 4am." She's only 3 weeks into the course and she already feels the need to take pride in the fact that she doesn't appear to be taking it seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm With Stupid View Post
    I did interpret it as "been up partying until 4am." She's only 3 weeks into the course and she already feels the need to take pride in the fact that she doesn't appear to be taking it seriously.
    No, no. It's only 3 weeks into the course, and this goody two-shoes smart girl is already boasting about sitting up until 4am studying for the term exam! That's the way I looked at it.

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