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RE: Career question

Postby Mike Cash » Tue 09.05.2006 11:45 am

paul_b wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
Harisenbon wrote:
Someone's bitter.


No...someone is objective and pragmatic and can't be bothered to worry if he steps on a few toes.

I guess it's worth hanging around answering the occasional language question just the the odd times you get to stomp all over somebody's post.


It would help if he hadn't been lying on the floor wearing a "Hobnails Go Here" t-shirt.

I usually look at the "Newest Threads" box and if I see an intriguing subject line I'll wander over and take a look. That's the sole way I end up on the language question posts.
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RE: Career question

Postby Sunken » Tue 09.05.2006 12:05 pm

Incidentally, what are "who" and "where"? Can they not be either interrogative or relative? And if not, does that leave any relative pronouns at all in English?
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RE: Career question

Postby richvh » Tue 09.05.2006 12:21 pm

Sunken wrote:
Incidentally, what are "who" and "where"? Can they not be either interrogative or relative?

Yes.
Who wrecked your car? - interrogative
The person who wrecked my car was my brother - relative

And if not, does that leave any relative pronouns at all in English?

Well, there's this and that left over.
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RE: Career question

Postby Nibble » Tue 09.05.2006 12:26 pm

"Who" and "where" can be used as relative pronouns in sentences such as "I must find the man who killed my father." The "that" in "this is a sentence that uses a relative pronoun" is also a relative pronoun.

|EDIT| "Which" is another pronoun that can be relative or interrogative.
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RE: Career question

Postby Ezrach » Tue 09.05.2006 7:31 pm

And, "Who is the man who I am working for?" has got them both!
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RE: Career question

Postby AJBryant » Tue 09.05.2006 7:45 pm

And, "Who is the man who I am working for?" has got them both!


Buuu!

"Who is the man for whom I am working?"

;)

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RE: Career question

Postby chikara » Tue 09.05.2006 8:12 pm

I agree with Tony.
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RE: Career question

Postby chikara » Tue 09.05.2006 8:30 pm

keatonatron wrote:
.com is American, silly.

Not true.

dotcom is one of the original generic top-level domains (gTLD) and simply means "commercial". It is for use by commercial entities worldwide. I have several .com domains which are neither registered nor hosted in the USA. It is actually easier for me to register a .com domain name then a .com.au domain name.

There is a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the USA which is .us although I personally have never seen it used.
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RE: Career question

Postby Shibakoen » Tue 09.05.2006 9:25 pm

chikara wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
.com is American, silly.

Not true.

dotcom is one of the original generic top-level domains (gTLD) and simply means "commercial". It is for use by commercial entities worldwide. I have several .com domains which are neither registered nor hosted in the USA. It is actually easier for me to register a .com domain name then a .com.au domain name.

There is a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the USA which is .us although I personally have never seen it used.


I've seen the .us suffix used for some city government sites.
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RE: Career question

Postby chikara » Tue 09.05.2006 9:40 pm

Shibakoen wrote:
I've seen the .us suffix used for some city government sites.

Wouldn't they be .gov.us or even xx.us where xx is the state code and not a .com.us? Where I lived the county's domain was co.olmsted.mn.us
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RE: Career question

Postby Shibakoen » Tue 09.05.2006 10:20 pm

chikara wrote:
Shibakoen wrote:
I've seen the .us suffix used for some city government sites.

Wouldn't they be .gov.us or even xx.us where xx is the state code and not a .com.us? Where I lived the county's domain was co.olmsted.mn.us


Yeah, I didn't say anything about .com.us. I've never seen that. The only time I've seen .us is just like your example.
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RE: Career question

Postby chikara » Tue 09.05.2006 10:29 pm

Shibakoen wrote:Yeah, I didn't say anything about .com.us ........
That is what the post you initially replied to was talking about ;)
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RE: Career question

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 09.06.2006 5:11 am

chikara wrote:
It is actually easier for me to register a .com domain name then a .com.au domain name.


I believe you. I imagine it would be well nigh impossible to register a .com.au domain name.
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RE: Career question

Postby paul_b » Wed 09.06.2006 5:42 am

Typical. Anywhere else in the world .co.?? would be a company site in ??.
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RE: Career question

Postby Tesu » Thu 09.14.2006 2:07 pm

I haven't read all this thread (so this may have already been said) but it depends on exactly what you want for a career.

If you want to become an english teacher purely to enter Japan and get a Visa easily, you only need a degree. I'm setting off to work for Nova next monday, and I couldn't answer any of the questions I saw in this thread about grammar. But I look english and speak english, so its not really important.

Now, if you actually want to be a proper teacher as a career, I don't really recommend my path. I don't even refer to myself as a teacher, I'm a bit of a fraud I guess ;) If your absolutely serious about teaching for a long time, get educated and try and find a teaching job that allows you to have more control over lessons, as opposed to just straight from a book...
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