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    Do you use this ?

    Hello every1,
    I remember seeing this structure in the past but i don't know if it is right.
    The clear sentence is "She does that, and it makes her stupid"
    can i make it shorter like this way : "She is stupid doing that"
    is it ok ? and is there a name for it ?


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    Re: Do you use this ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryonan View Post
    Hello every1,
    I remember seeing this structure in the past but i don't know if it is right.
    The clear sentence is "She does that, and it makes her stupid"
    can i make it shorter like this way : "She is stupid doing that"
    is it ok ? and is there a name for it ?
    The two ideas expressed in the two sentences are not identical.

    "She is stupid doing that" ~ She is doing it. Therefore, I think she is stupid.

    "She does that, and it makes her stupid" ~ The reason why she is stupid is that she does that. (objectively stupid)
    or
    People think she is stupid because she does that. (subjectively stupid)

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    Re: Do you use this ?

    so may i use
    "She is stupid for doing that" to express the same idea as the clear sentence ?
    Thx

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    Re: Do you use this ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryonan View Post
    so may i use
    "She is stupid for doing that" to express the same idea as the clear sentence ?
    Yes.

    Ex:
    She knows she has the Swine Flu, but she's going to board the plane anyway. Doing that makes her stupid. She is stupid for doing that.

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    Re: Do you use this ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Yes.

    Ex:
    She knows she has the Swine Flu, but she's going to board the plane anyway. Doing that makes her stupid. She is stupid for doing that.
    I'd rather go for She is stupid to do that.

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    Re: Do you use this ?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I'd rather go for She is stupid to do that.
    It's another possibility, sure. For in for doing that expresses because; e.g., she is stupid because she ... / she is stupid for this reason ... .

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