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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2020, 02:35:31 pm »
Haha the segment with you and the pencil was great, better than Tom Hanks and Wilson I reckon!
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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #81 on: July 31, 2020, 02:38:31 pm »
Haha the segment with you and the pencil was great, better than Tom Hanks and Wilson I reckon!

Thanks, man.

Definitely ripped off this scene for that voice, hehe

https://youtu.be/XqcKxP0KAgc?t=267
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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #82 on: July 31, 2020, 02:42:10 pm »
Not to nit-pick or anything, but you might want to refine the explanation about "a" vs "an" to include that one's use of article depends on whether or not the following word starts with a vowel *sound* rather than vowel spelling.

For example: I go to a university and watch sand flow in an hourglass ....

Also, lots of proper nouns do take articles, like geological formations (the Nile River, the Rocky Mountains etc). Some country and city names do too (The USA, the Netherlands, The Hague). I guess the rule would be that if a name contains an adjective, it'll require an article?

I also like how you've suckered a friend/coteacher/otherhumanbeing into helping out in your videos. I had to clone myself in vcds to make dialogues lol.
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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2020, 02:46:57 pm »
Not to nit-pick or anything, but you might want to refine the explanation about "a" vs "the" to include that one's use of article depends on whether or not the following word starts with a vowel *sound* rather than vowel spelling.

For example: I go to a university and watch sand flow in an hourglass ....

Also, lots of proper nouns do take articles, like geological formations (the Nile River, the Rocky Mountains etc). Some country and city names do too (The USA, the Netherlands, The Hague). I guess the rule would be that if a name contains an adjective, it'll require an article?

I also like how you've suckered a friend/coteacher/otherhumanbeing into helping out in your videos. I had to clone myself in vcds to make dialogues lol.

Yeah, I agree. I know what you're saying. I try not to step on the grammar toes too much cuz my co-teachers handle that. It's the last vid of the semester and I was told to keep it short.

A cursory glance for the layman, we'll call it. haha
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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2020, 02:48:48 pm »
An unique video! My students who go to the school will like it


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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2020, 02:50:18 pm »
An unique video! My students who go to the school will like it
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Thank for to the much. The Oglop is be kind to the Kevin T. An fortunate encounter.
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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #86 on: July 31, 2020, 02:58:35 pm »

Also, lots of proper nouns do take articles, like geological formations (the Nile River, the Rocky Mountains etc). Some country and city names do too (The USA, the Netherlands, The Hague). I guess the rule would be that if a name contains an adjective, it'll require an article?

there are a lot of exceptions/rules for articles, so it's something i try never to teach in its own lesson (regardless of level) unless the students keep making similar mistakes and it's very noticeable. after a lesson on articles, i often find the students leave the class being more confused than when they started. it's also a very dry topic

for your examples the rule is:

for rivers, mountain ranges and oceans you use "the"

for countries (generally-speaking), use "the" if they contain the word "united", "union", "republic" or if they have a bunch of islands (any other rules?)

not sure about "the hague" although i'm guessing it's a direct translation and that's what they call it in dutch??


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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #87 on: July 31, 2020, 05:07:36 pm »
Yeah. It literally means "the hedge", as it originated as some rich guy's private hunting park.

And what you say makes sense: 'united', 'republic', etc are all adjectives. Even 'the netherlands' is just old fashioned talk for "the low lands (of the Rhine)"


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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #88 on: July 31, 2020, 05:39:33 pm »
Even 'the netherlands' is just old fashioned talk for "the low lands (of the Rhine)"
huh. didn't know that!


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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #89 on: July 31, 2020, 05:49:59 pm »
You've never heard people refer to their nether regions?


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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2020, 05:51:30 pm »
You've never heard people refer to their nether regions?

That's nether here, nor there.
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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #91 on: July 31, 2020, 06:30:13 pm »
You've never heard people refer to their nether regions?

Do you preface it with “The” when referring to yours?  :wink:


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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #92 on: July 31, 2020, 06:41:15 pm »
Do you preface it with “The” when referring to yours?  :wink:

'nether regions' sounds a bit vulgar to me, I normally refer to them as 'my down below bits.'


Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #93 on: July 31, 2020, 06:59:48 pm »
'nether regions' sounds a bit vulgar to me, I normally refer to them as 'my down below bits.'

Very tactful  :police:


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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #94 on: July 31, 2020, 07:51:45 pm »
You've never heard people refer to their nether regions?
****** hell i never thought about that either. jesus christ. my mind is blown


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Re: Kevin Grabb
« Reply #95 on: August 01, 2020, 12:03:39 pm »
And, less cringey, "the Netherworld".
... although, back to cringey, I'm sure some people refer to their nether regions as that as well.