Posted By: chomer () on 'Humor' Title: Re: had had had had.... Date: Fri Oct 14 17:58:00 2011 > Copied from Wikipedia: > > "James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better > effect > on the teacher" is an English sentence used to demonstrate lexical ambiguity > and the necessity of punctuation, which serves as a substitute for the No, tak zrovna ta "nutnost" interpunkce je totalni nesmysl. Ale jinak pekny :-) > intonation, stress and pauses found in human speech. In human > information processing research, the sentence has been used to show how > readers depend on punctuation to give sentences meaning, especially in the > context of scanning across lines of text. > > It refers to two students, James and John, and their answers to an English > test, concerning a man who, in the past, had a cold: > > John wrote "The man had a cold" which is incorrect grammatically, > > James wrote "The man had had a cold" which is correct grammatically. > > Since James' answer was right, it had had a better effect on the teacher, > thus the sentence. > > The sentence can be understood more clearly by adding punctuation and > quotation marks: > > James, while John had had "had", had had "had had"; "had had" had had a > better effect on the teacher. Chomer Hodlam vytmavovat.
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