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Post  WillyNilly on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:57 am

find the error in the following passage which appeared in an article on rajat gupta by walter pavlo, contributor, in today's forbes:

If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that he saw this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes him.

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Post  My Utterances on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:19 am

If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that* he saw would see this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes him.

* that is also redundant but it is not an error.
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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:44 pm

WillyNilly wrote:find the error in the following passage which appeared in an article on rajat gupta by walter pavlo, contributor, in today's forbes:

If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that he saw would have seen this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes him.

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Post  WillyNilly on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:08 pm

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WillyNilly wrote:find the error in the following passage which appeared in an article on rajat gupta by walter pavlo, contributor, in today's forbes:

If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that he saw would have seen this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes him.

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that's right; "would have seen" - better still, "would see" goes with "were to" at the beginning of that sentence, but "saw" doesn't.

however, there's a far worse error.

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Post  WillyNilly on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:13 pm

My Utterances wrote:If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that* he saw would see this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes him.

* that is also redundant but it is not an error.
you're right about "saw"/"would see." there is, however, a far worse error.

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Post  My Utterances on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:44 pm

interesting professor willy. i give up. is it that a comma is missing after but? i'm curious to learn of the error.
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Post  WillyNilly on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:51 pm

My Utterances wrote:interesting professor willy. i give up. is it that a comma is missing after but? i'm curious to learn of the error.
no, it's not a comma. hint: the error is in the second sentence. it makes that sentence meaningless.
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Post  My Utterances on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:08 pm

WillyNilly wrote:If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that he saw this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes him.
this? or "that (should have been it) alludes him?"
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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:33 pm

WillyNilly wrote:find the error in the following passage which appeared in an article on rajat gupta by walter pavlo, contributor, in today's forbes:

If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that he saw would see this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes eludes him.

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how is that?

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Post  WillyNilly on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:40 pm

My Utterances wrote:
WillyNilly wrote:If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that he saw this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes him.
this? or "that (should have been it) alludes him?"
no. it's at the end, in "...i'm sure it alludes him."

pavlo apparently means, "at this moment, what he can learn from the experience escapes (is not accessible to) gupta." he should have written, "i'm sure it eludes him," but instead, he wrote, "i'm sure it alludes him."

eludes = avoids, evades;

alludes = refers indirectly, implies; usually used with "to."
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Post  WillyNilly on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:42 pm

Rashmun wrote:
WillyNilly wrote:find the error in the following passage which appeared in an article on rajat gupta by walter pavlo, contributor, in today's forbes:

If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that he saw would see this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes eludes him.

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how is that?
yes, absolutely!
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Post  Guest on Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:45 pm

Willy, please suggest some books which would help me improve my english grammar, vocabulary, and writing style. thanks.

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Post  My Utterances on Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:16 pm

WillyNilly wrote:
My Utterances wrote:
WillyNilly wrote:If Gupta were to fast forward from his years as a student at IIT and Harvard, it is inconceivable that he saw this as an outcome. The challenge for Gupta will be to see what he can learn from this experience, but at this moment, I’m sure that alludes him.
this? or "that (should have been it) alludes him?"
no. it's at the end, in "...i'm sure it alludes him."

pavlo apparently means, "at this moment, what he can learn from the experience escapes (is not accessible to) gupta." he should have written, "i'm sure it eludes him," but instead, he wrote, "i'm sure it alludes him."

eludes = avoids, evades;

alludes = refers indirectly, implies; usually used with "to."
LOL. my silly sensitized brain! god poser prof. keep at it.
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Post  WillyNilly on Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:30 pm

utter-ji - may i allude to you thus? - a Q for you:

are the curry leaves on the idlies in your avatar carefully placed in their positions to seem random, or are those their true and natural random positions?

either way, they make my mouth water.
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Post  My Utterances on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:23 am

those are their true and random positions. i had uploaded another photo to wikipedia's page on idlis when i had photographed them. in this the curry leaves do not appear but slivers of coconut do: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idli#Gallery


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