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'Perform' versus 'Dance'

Message 49455 · Chris1Ronald · 14 Aug 2007 23:46:15 · Top


Andrew Buxton wrote:

"....is not Miss Milligan credited with saying something to the effect that
there
were too many performers and not enough dancers? "


It seems that the word "perform" is ambiguous (at least in our particular
SCD circles.) The word "perform" was used by the examiners in a question in a
recent Unit 1 paper, and at least one candidate (to my certain knowledge)
interpreted the question to mean "perform" in the sense that Miss Milligan had
used but it turned out that they had actually meant it the way Iain used it,
that is, synonymous with "do", "execute", "carry out" etc.

Chris, New York.

PS The candidate still passed.

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'Perform' versus 'Dance'

Message 49459 · Chris1Ronald · 15 Aug 2007 01:50:00 · Top


Richard Goss writes:

"What is wrong the verb "to dance"?"

Nothing, except when the context would force you to say something like "Do
you think handing is important when dancing this dance?"

Chris, New York.

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'Perform' versus 'Dance'

Message 49472 · Pia Walker · 15 Aug 2007 11:20:31 · Top

Do you think handing is important during this dance? While executing this
dance? Throughout this dance.

Pia

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Richard Goss writes:

"What is wrong the verb "to dance"?"

Nothing, except when the context would force you to say something like "Do
you think handing is important when dancing this dance?"

Chris, New York.

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'Perform' versus 'Dance'

Message 49471 · Pia Walker · 15 Aug 2007 11:19:22 · Top

I dance a dance :>)

Pia

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Sent: 14 August 2007 22:46
To: strathspey@strathspey.org
Subject: Re: 'Perform' versus 'Dance'

Andrew Buxton wrote:

"....is not Miss Milligan credited with saying something to the effect that
there
were too many performers and not enough dancers? "

It seems that the word "perform" is ambiguous (at least in our particular
SCD circles.) The word "perform" was used by the examiners in a question
in a
recent Unit 1 paper, and at least one candidate (to my certain knowledge)
interpreted the question to mean "perform" in the sense that Miss Milligan
had
used but it turned out that they had actually meant it the way Iain used
it,
that is, synonymous with "do", "execute", "carry out" etc.

Chris, New York.

PS The candidate still passed.

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