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    Smile read to her=?

    Scenario:

    Homer went to a parent-teacher meeting for his daughter Lisa.

    The teacher told Homer, "Mr. Simpson, I just wanted to tell you that you've done a wonderful job with Lisa You must have read to her at a young age."

    Question:

    read to her =? teach her?

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    Re: read to her=?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Scenario:

    Homer went to a parent-teacher meeting for his daughter Lisa.

    The teacher told Homer, "Mr. Simpson, I just wanted to tell you that you've done a wonderful job with Lisa You must have read to her at a young age."

    Question:

    read to her =? teach her?

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    Hi, Daffodil!

    It is widely believed that reading to young children improves language and cognitive development.

    Lisa is doing well in school and the teacher assumes Mr. Simpson read to his daughter on a regular basis before she started attending school.

    See the following site for additional information:
    Reading to young children improves language and cognitive development

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Smile Re: read to her=?

    Hello Amigo,

    Thanks for your answer. I still have some questions. Could you please give me a hand again?

    I heard about a kind of prenatal teaching. A pregnant mother reads something good story or play some music to her baby in the womb, and supposes the baby can accept them subconsciously. Is it a kind of 'read'?

    And Does 'read to a toddler' mean parent(s) regularly read some stories to their kids? Do the kids have to learn how to write meanwhile?

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    Re: read to her=?

    [quote=thedaffodils;343427]Hello Amigo,

    Thanks for your answer. I still have some questions. Could you please give me a hand again?

    I heard about a kind of prenatal teaching. A pregnant mother reads something good story or play some music to her baby in the womb, and supposes the baby can accept them subconsciously. Is it a kind of 'read'?

    And Does 'read to a toddler' mean parent(s) regularly read some stories to their kids? Yes! Do the kids have to learn how to write meanwhile? No! But, a child who enters school knowing how to write numbers, letters, and spell a few key words will be off to a better start than a child who has not been practicing at home. [/quote]
    Hi, Daffodil!

    I am certainly not an expert on prenatal teaching and I have absolutely NO idea what a fetus can 'hear' while it is in the womb. What I do know is that a mother who is convinced that reading, or playing music, to her fetus will have a positive outcome on the child's future language and cognitive development will likely continue to read to her child after it is born. Can prenatal 'teaching' be considered 'reading'? I would say "Yes! The parent technically is reading...but I don't know how successful the effort will be for the unborn child."

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Smile Re: read to her=?

    Hi Amigo,

    Thank you very much for you help. I seem to understand first question of mine. But I got another new one. Could you please explain it at your convenience?

    I wonder how the letter would read to her.
    What does 'read to her' mean? Why is 'read' not used in passive voice here?

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    Re: read to her=?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi Amigo,

    Thank you very much for you help. I seem to understand first question of mine. But I got another new one. Could you please explain it at your convenience?



    What does 'read to her' mean? Why is 'read' not used in passive voice here?
    Daffodil,

    I believe it would make sense to you if I paraphrased it: "I wonder how she would interpret the letter." Or, "I wonder what impressions she will have when she reads the letter."

    Does this help?

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Smile Re: read to her=?

    Thank you again, Amigo.

    sth + read to sb = what does sb think about sth?

    eg1: What do you think about the news? = >What does the news read to you?

    eg2: I think the movie is good.=> The movie reads well to me.

    eg3: I think Grand Canyon is wonderful. => How wonderful Grand Canyon reads to me.

    Can I rephrase the sentences highlighted in blue to the sentences in red? Do you native speaker speak that way (about sentences in red) usually?

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    Re: read to her=?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Thank you again, Amigo.

    sth + read to sb = what does sb think about sth?

    eg1: What do you think about the news? = >What does the news read to you?

    eg2: I think the movie is good.=> The movie reads well to me.

    eg3: I think Grand Canyon is wonderful. => How wonderful Grand Canyon reads to me.

    Can I rephrase the sentences highlighted in blue to the sentences in red? Do you native speaker speak that way (about sentences in red) usually?
    No, none of these are right. Sorry.
    You would only use "read" this way if you could use "read" in the active sentence.
    You can't say "I read the Grand Canyon" or "I read the movie". Therefore, you can't say the above sentences.

    "Read" can be used this way in the sense of "interpret".
    "How do you read the situation?" -> "How does the situation read to you?"
    What do you think about the news? = > "How does the news read to you?"

    Note that the use of "read" here is similar to the use of "look".
    "How do you see the situation" -> "How does the situation look to you?"
    In all these cases, "read" or "look" means "appear, seem" in the second sentences.

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    Re: read to her=?

    [quote=amigos4;343452]
    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello Amigo,

    Thanks for your answer. I still have some questions. Could you please give me a hand again?

    I heard about a kind of prenatal teaching. A pregnant mother reads something good story or play some music to her baby in the womb, and supposes the baby can accept them subconsciously. Is it a kind of 'read'?

    And Does 'read to a toddler' mean parent(s) regularly read some stories to their kids? Yes! Do the kids have to learn how to write meanwhile? No! But, a child who enters school knowing how to write numbers, letters, and spell a few key words will be off to a better start than a child who has not been practicing at home. [/quote]
    Hi, Daffodil!

    I am certainly not an expert on prenatal teaching and I have absolutely NO idea what a fetus can 'hear' while it is in the womb. What I do know is that a mother who is convinced that reading, or playing music, to her fetus will have a positive outcome on the child's future language and cognitive development will likely continue to read to her child after it is born. Can prenatal 'teaching' be considered 'reading'? I would say "Yes! The parent technically is reading...but I don't know how successful the effort will be for the unborn child."

    Cheers,
    Amigo

    Amigo, you are a star.

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    Re: read to her=?

    [quote=bhaisahab;343734]
    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post


    Amigo, you are a star.
    Thanks, BB!

    Now, if I can just find 3 Wisemen and a Virgin I would have a complete Nativity scene!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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