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prince
Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:27:50 PM
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My Tutor sometimes use this sentence which i dont know is valid

"For fucksake stay away from it" is it correct?

Thank you

Your's Prince
GeorgeV
Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:37:44 PM
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1. "For Pete's sake" should be the form imitated.
2. Your Tutor is not a typical one, as far as his occasional utterances are concerned. There is nothing wrong in quoting swear words for the benefit of tutees' vocabulary, but swearing limited to a few stock expressions is the reflection on the user's linguistic poverty.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:41:49 PM

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I would not repeat it in polite company unless you want to get thrown out, and in impolite company unless you want to get punched. And for ****'s sake get a different tutor!
IMcRout
Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:47:54 PM
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He might be justified if you keep getting close to the dynamite with a burning cigarette.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:54:02 PM

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In which case, surely the phrase would be more efficiently inverted

Stay away from that for f.......too late.
jmacann
Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 7:24:07 PM
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Surely, thus leaving the second part to be uttered on his arrival in hell -a perfect match.
xsmith
Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:02:08 PM
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The tutor must watch a lot of the reality shows on American cable TV. The yahoo characters on these programs carry on like that.
munro66
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:48:37 AM
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I will provide your 'Tutor' with a sponge and some carbolic soap so that he/she may wash his/her mouth out and will also provide a exercise book and a pencil and there will be a chair at a vacant desk so that he/she can go back to learning. Obviously this person is in need of if only to learn to speak politely. Granted the f........word is very much bounded about in today's society and becomes a word that just comes out of people's mouths
without thought sometimes in just trying to impress but in this instance it is by no means acceptable nor should it be stood for. The 'tutor' should be reported to the education dept higher authorities and students could show their disgust by asking that until this 'Tutor' modifies his language, that another 'Tutor' stands in.
Ravindra
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 8:49:00 AM
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Thar and munro66 are right. Change the tutor retrospectively, unless you intend to pick up some 'filth'.

You learn more quickly under the guidance of experienced teachers. You waste a lot of time going down blind alleys if you have no one to lead you.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Razor's Edge, 1943


With apologies to Somerset Maugham I add 'or someone like this, who is a no-teacher' at the end.
nowherenothere
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:30:20 AM
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For goodness sake, find another tutor.
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