|What he/she/I says
||What he/she/I means
|You'll be using one of the leading textbooks in the
||I used it as a grad student.
|If you follow these few simple rules, you'll do fine
in the course.
||If you don't need any sleep, you'll do fine in the
|The gist of what the author is saying is what's most
||I don't understand the details either.
|Various authorities agree that...
||My hunch is that...
|The answer to your question is beyond the scope of
||I don't know.
|You'll have to see me during my office hours for a
thorough answer to your question.
||I don't know.
|In answer to your question, you must recognize that
there are several disparate points of view.
||I really don't know.
|Today we are going to discuss a most important topic
||Today we are going to discuss my dissertation.
Unfortunately, we haven't the time to consider all of
the people who made contributions to this field.
||I disagree with what roughly half of the people in
this field have said.
|We can continue this discussion outside
- I'm tired of this - let's quit.
- You're winning the arguement - let's quit
|Today we'll let a member of the class lead the
discussion. It will be a good educational experience.
||I stayed out too late last night and didn't have time
to prepare a lecture
||I'm ready to let you go.
|The implications of this study are clear.
||I don't know what it means either, but there'll be a
question about it on the test.
|The test will be 50 multiple choice questions.
||The test will consist of 60 multiple choice questions, plus
three short-answer questions (1000 words or more) and no
one will score above 55%
|The test scores were generally good.
||Some of you managed a C+.
|The test scores were a little below my expectations.
||Where was the party last night?
|Some of you could have done better.
|Before we begin the lecture for today, are there any
questions about previous material?
||Has anyone opened the book yet?
|According to my sources...
||According to the guy who taught this class last
|It's been very rewarding to teach this class.
||I hope they find someone else to teach it next year.