Better untaught than ill taught
This page is about the saying "Better untaught than ill taught"
This proverb drops the verb "to be" (It is better to be untaught than ill taught). We understand: "It is better not to be taught at all than to be taught badly." It's better not to learn something than to learn it badly.
taught = past participle of verb "teach" (here used in passive voice) | ill taught = badly taught
This idea is echoed in Pope's famous line: "A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing"
"Better untaught than ill taught" can be interpreted as
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Contributor: Josef Essberger