16 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2018
    1. That, on the other hand, is a system all by itself, and it’s rather restricted in its range. It only forms restrictive relative clauses, and then only in a narrow range of syntactic constructions. It can’t follow a preposition (the book of which I spoke rather than *the book of that I spoke) or the demonstrative that (they want that which they can’t have rather than *they want that that they can’t have), and it usually doesn’t occur after coordinating conjunctions. But it doesn’t make the same personhood distinction that who and which do, and it functions as a relative adverb sometimes. In short, the distribution of that is a subset of the distribution of the wh words. They are simply two different ways to make relative clauses, one of which is more constrained.

      One of the best explanations of why relative "that" isn't a pronoun.

  2. Oct 2016
    1. scoffed at crocheting

      But did he really dislike it if he hadn't done it before? A better example would show how this applies to a known activity.

    2. rigorous scientific tests

      Like what?

  3. Jul 2016
    1. Pa Kettle

      Ma and Pa Kettle are fictional "backwoods" characters from Washington state! Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_and_Pa_Kettle

  4. May 2016
    1. Tools such as hypothes.is

      I'll just say I'm surprised no one has annotated this article yet! (Is this graffiti?)

  5. Apr 2016
    1. we better be out there shaping the rules in ways that allow for higher labor standards overseas, or try to export our environmental standards overseas so that we have more of a level playing field

      Purely economic argument for pursuing international environmental standards

    1. state of chaos

      Ramsay, "The Hermeneutics of Screwing Around" presents a philosophy for entering this state in research.

    1. Chinese teachers

      Mo is apparently also now involved in advocacy through the arts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/migrant-workers_1_n_5771990.html

    2. Shucao Mo majors in philosophy and political science at Duke University.

      She now appears to be a faculty member at Duke!

    3. In my fifth-grade language instruction class in 2002, we would read aloud, in unison, phrases such as "Comrade, stone them!"

      Mo discusses this in her spot on This American Life: "The Poetry of Propaganda: Party On!"

    1. they may not be ready for that this year, or on the first day, and so there must to be online spaces where they can practice this kind of engagement safely and receive constructive feedback so that they can become responsible and thoughtful participants in the digital public sphere.

      This is the main reason I appreciate the group feature. Also, I would like my online English classes to be able to have a group cohesion, and having to sift through all the comments of the entire Internet could be distracting. I love that they have both options now!

    1. How do I use groups?

      Is there an easy way (especially from the "welcome" page) for me to see a list of the groups I'm in? I'm sending a group invite to a bunch of my students, and I'd like for them to be able to find our group page easily if they lose the URL.

    1. Superman and Me

      So is anyone from my English 101 class here? :)