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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 20 Apr 2016 1:32 pm

Teacher: "he washed utensils. He was made to wash utensils" what is the difference between these two sentences?

Student: In the first case the subject is unmarried, in the second the subject is married.
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Post by x9200 » Wed, 20 Apr 2016 2:23 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Teacher: "he washed utensils. He was made to wash utensils" what is the difference between these two sentences?

Student: In the first case the subject is unmarried, in the second the subject is married.
Not true at all. He was made to wash utensils even unmarried - had no choice: (1) they started to drop on the flow from the pile in the kitchen's basin; (2) he ran out of the clean(er) utensils,

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 20 Apr 2016 3:51 pm

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rajagainstthemachine wrote:Teacher: "he washed utensils. He was made to wash utensils" what is the difference between these two sentences?

Student: In the first case the subject is unmarried, in the second the subject is married.
Not true at all. He was made to wash utensils even unmarried - had no choice: (1) they started to drop on the flow from the pile in the kitchen's basin; (2) he ran out of the clean(er) utensils,
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Post by Brah » Wed, 20 Apr 2016 7:43 pm

x9200 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:Teacher: "he washed utensils. He was made to wash utensils" what is the difference between these two sentences?

Student: In the first case the subject is unmarried, in the second the subject is married.
Not true at all. He was made to wash utensils even unmarried - had no choice: (1) they started to drop on the flow from the pile in the kitchen's basin; (2) he ran out of the clean(er) utensils,
Or he got demoted and that was his punishment
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Post by JR8 » Wed, 20 Apr 2016 9:27 pm

Well, I thought it was SO bloody good I x-posted it to FB... :)
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Post by sgstrait » Thu, 21 Apr 2016 7:05 pm

The latter means that he was conceived, born and raised for the sole purpose of washing utensils.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 9:26 am

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 9:57 am

I found a really useful website that compiles data about our world. some of the statistics are really interesting.
http://ourworldindata.org
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Post by Wd40 » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:57 am

From what I read, dishwashers are very common in the US and UK. I wonder why they are not common in SG. I mean people here would rather have the latest iPhone and a maid, than a normal phone and a dishwasher.

Edit: Found the answer, people here eat cheap food outside rather than cook and do the dishes.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:06 pm

Dish washers are very common here. They even have a popular brand name, FDWs. :-|
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:50 pm

Wd40 wrote:From what I read, dishwashers are very common in the US and UK. I wonder why they are not common in SG. I mean people here would rather have the latest iPhone and a maid, than a normal phone and a dishwasher.

Edit: Found the answer, people here eat cheap food outside rather than cook and do the dishes.

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Why I often don't buy those "Prepare a 3 Course Meal for Your Family in 30 minutes or less" recipes...I forget they assume you'll use a dishwasher to clean up.
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 1:18 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Dish washers are very common here. They even have a popular brand name, FDWs. :-|
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Post by earthfriendly » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 1:53 pm

FDWs = Foreign Dish Washers :-P

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 2:13 pm

earthfriendly wrote:FDWs = Foreign Dish Washers :-P
Touche'
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 2:26 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
earthfriendly wrote:FDWs = Foreign Dish Washers :-P
Touche'
Random thought: I wonder if the expression 'touche' comes from the sport of fencing, where you hit a target and score a point.
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