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    didn't want to be read to out of up for

    Spotted on another forum:
    my mum once won a competition with a sentence about a child, sick in bed, upstairs; saying to their parent: "Why did you bring that book that I didn't want to be read to out of up for?"
    Could you tell me what exactly this phrase/sentence means? ... and is it actually grammatically correct?
    Thanks.

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    Question Re: didn't want to be read to out of up for

    Quote Originally Posted by stefan_kar View Post
    Spotted on another forum:
    Could you tell me what exactly this phrase/sentence means? ... and is it actually grammatically correct?
    Thanks.
    Hmm - some shorter sentences would read :
    Why did you bring that book up(stairs) for? (adding "for" is very common, especially with children, although the question would usually be WHAT did you bring that book up for?)
    I don't want to be read to (I don't want anyone to read to me)
    Don't read out of (from) that book.

    Therefore:

    "Why did you bring that book (that I don't want to be read to out of) up for?

    Last edited by jaykaylam; 27-May-2009 at 08:20.

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    Re: didn't want to be read to out of up for

    Ah, I got it. Thanks.

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