Out of the question

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Out of the question

Unread post by Dixie » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:16 pm

Dear teachers,

Student 1 says "It's Monday tomorrow". Student 2 says "It's Sunday tomorrow". The teacher tells student 2 : "You're out of the question".

What does the teacher mean? :roll:

Thanks a lot.

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Out of the question!

Unread post by meylenlau » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:18 am

Hi , Dixie,

The teacher means that his students do not answer the question.

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Out of the question

Unread post by marchwind » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:40 am

Is that teacher a native English speaker? The interpretation you got ( that you were not anwering correctly pertaining to the right subject) is right for THAT teacher, but it's usually

Teenager: Dad, can I drive your new Jaguar tonight?
Father: "It's out of the question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
= NO!!!!!!!!! It's an something I won't even think of doing.
Hope that helps you in other situations. :D

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