Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [reading]

The tag has no usage guidance.

0
votes
1answer
140 views

What is the conclusion of the passage

A single short story can suggest a desired response from the reader. It is a difficult task, though, to create a world within a single short story and then repeat this world again in other stories ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Are there any Android app which show a passage with a specific speed to read? [closed]

I'm preparing myself to take an IELTS exam. Now my serious problem in reading part is about my speed to scanning passages. I need an android app which helps me to improve my reading skill. Can ...
-1
votes
2answers
49 views

Are there any references that the English language is written and read from left to right and from top to bottom? [duplicate]

What is the basis this? I have practically done hours of research and I couldn't find any source or reference about this. I AM NOT ASKING WHY. I AM ASKING FOR A REFERENCE.
1
vote
1answer
32 views

What is the name of the V/Y-shaped sign used when adding something (a letter, word, etc.) to a sentence?

My father is police officer. For example, when editing my student's writing (which is handwritten), this is what I do: a My father is Y police officer. If anyone happens to know how to do ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

“Were someone someone, … would …” structure

I have been practicing my English reading skill for a while. I try to read news article from various sources. Lately, I found this article (link: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/10/...
2
votes
1answer
18 views

Issue in this reading comprehension passage - do subsequent statements counter the original statement?

This comprehension comes from a CBSE Paper, which is the final English Paper for Grade 12. I am selecting the paragraph from which the question is from. I could not find the passage in text form, ...
1
vote
2answers
110 views

How to read … (dot dot dot)?

For example here the sentence is, "Consider any sequence of data points x0, x1, x2,... in R" It messes up my mind when I can't loudly read something. How is ... (dot dot dot) pronounced in such a ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

What does “but she felt it all the way down” mean?

A paragraph from Redemption Road: A Novel, by John Hart: People filed out. The big patrolman waited until the end and brushed Elizabeth with a shoulder as he passed. The contact was swift, but she ...
-1
votes
1answer
48 views

Meaning of “impregnating” in this context? [closed]

A functionalist approach to the role of dance in society is summarised in Radcliffe-Brown's view that the basic conditions for an orderly social existence depend on the transmission and maintenance of ...
0
votes
2answers
167 views

This is from high school English test in South Korea

The question is “ what is the writer’s feeling?” I’m a Korean English private tutor. I want to get a lot of opinions about the correct answer from native speakers? Thank you in advance!
1
vote
3answers
302 views

How to pronounce “slash” in giving an address

How to pronounce "slash" in giving an address, meaning the corner of 2 streets? I live at 1/9 Park Lane. Should it be read as one slash nine Park Lane?
-2
votes
1answer
50 views

Reading Comprehension for MCAT (how to understand this sentence)

At the same time, many architectural critics seem to be convinced that the present call for sustainability with its "green buildings" is but another screen behind which well-known old power structures ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Question about GRE sentence in supporting the passage?

I am confused about the this solution. It says that the author includes "East End working-class theaters" to illustrate that the magazines can sway public opinion. Although the preceding sentence ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Disagreement with my English teacher on a GRE reading comprehension question…would like your opinion [closed]

I've come across a question where me and my teacher disagree on what is the correct answer for a GRE reading comprehension question. First, here is the passage: ...Before feminist literary ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

What are best novels for beginner-immediate English learner [closed]

Where can I find recommendations for English-language fiction appropriate for a beginner-immediate English learner?
3
votes
1answer
347 views

Correct answer to a “Multiple choice” Question

Read the following paragraph: Morning is also great for breaking out the vitamins. Supplement absorption by the body is not temporal-dependent, but naturopath Pam Stone notes that the extra ...
-1
votes
1answer
71 views

Problem in IELTS Reading

I'm going to give my IELTS test soon, I've been in confusion for 15 mins. Please check out this reading passage: And this is the question which is causing problems: I'm not able to locate its answer ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

How do “despite” and “rather than” work with each other at here

I read an article from Wall Street Journal by chance this morning. There was a sentence in it, "When an agreement to protect the Dreamers is reached, it will be despite this president rather than with ...
0
votes
0answers
580 views

What does the expression 'you can shake a bunsen burner at' mean?

I am reading the following article https://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/read-enhance-general-knowledge.html . In the first paragraph there's the following sentence: You’ve memorised more ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

Should I read stage directions when reading from a play? [closed]

I will be doing an oral presentation on a play next week. I am not sure if I should read the adjectives in this sentence, because it is followed by a quotation mark.      &...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

How to interpret the two lines in the poem? [closed]

'today is night without the darkness' and "the fish and chip lady sings 'love me tender' over the splutter of fat', what do the two lines mean? Really can't understand it. Thank you for your help.
0
votes
1answer
56 views

The child, I am sure, was part of the appeal…What does it mean? difficult to understand :( [closed]

Can't understand this sentence: "The child, I am sure, was part of the appeal", what does it mean?difficult to understand :( Anyone can help me?
0
votes
1answer
71 views

How to pronounce […]?

When reading aloud a quotation, where part is skipped and replaced by [...], what should I say in place of the [...]?
-1
votes
1answer
94 views

In general, how to improve reading comprehension in nonfiction books? [closed]

I am a high school sophomore, and I am strongly interested in history and religions, so I have the urge to read long and technical nonfiction books regarding them. (For example large textbooks about ...
1
vote
2answers
247 views

Reading question on a TOEFL preparation book

This text is given: In the twentieth century, architects in large cities designed structures in a way that reduced noise and yet made living as comfortable as possible. [A] They used such ...
-3
votes
1answer
71 views

“the man with the boring, repetitive job who needs more money”? [closed]

You can argue that it is the man with the boring, repetitive job who needs more money to make up for the soul-destroying monotomy of his work. My teacher said this sentence implied that the man ...
1
vote
1answer
297 views

Is reading uppercase sentences hard? [closed]

When there's an uppercase sentence, I've found it's hard to read easily. Is it just me or do others also experience this?
1
vote
3answers
161 views

What is the word for words that oppose all the things they describe? [duplicate]

I am looking for a word but I'm not sure if it's a real word or if I just don't know it. I am discussing George Orwell's novel, 1984, and how the titles oppose all the things they describe. For ...
1
vote
2answers
936 views

How to break sentence into chunks (during reading of sentence)?

I have confusion that how to divide sentence into chunks so that I can use slight pause between each chunk while reading? For example: The capacity of methodical exercise (short pause) to lower ...
0
votes
1answer
286 views

Reading date with numbers such as “27.10.82” [closed]

Can you please say how to read if the date is written like this: 27.10.82 Should it be pronounced - 27th October, 1982 or can we say just the numbers? If only numbers are enough, should we say point ...
3
votes
2answers
602 views

How to determine the answer to this reading comprehension question?

I took an English reading comprehension test that was marked as 'advanced' as I am studying advanced English at the moment. Wanted to know at which level I am currently at. The test asks a series of ...
0
votes
1answer
400 views

How to break sentences to get clear understanding? [closed]

Sparva, unlike Treland’s other provinces, requires automobile insurers to pay for any medical treatment sought by someone who has been involved in an accident; in the other provinces, insurers pay for ...
-2
votes
3answers
3k views

What does “The past is never where you think you left it” mean?

It's a quote by Katherine Anne Porter. Does it mean "past won't happen again", or something different?
4
votes
6answers
4k views

Expression/word for reading a book quickly?

Is there an expression or word that describe the action of reading a book very quickly or enthusiastically?
0
votes
2answers
220 views

Comprehension - what was the author trying to convey here?

Given this passage: We are even farther removed from the unfocused newspaper reviews published in England between the turn of the 20th century and the eve of World War II, at a time when newsprint ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

“Reading from” or “reading on”?

Which is the correct usage? Reading on screens causes a drop in productivity. or Reading from screens causes a drop in productivity. I'm under the impression that the first usage is correct, ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Words related to reading [closed]

Can anyone please pile up the words related to reading?e.g read,browse and peruse. simple explanation of the words welcome. Thanks
0
votes
2answers
813 views

How to read “BSON”?

BSON is a particular data format used in web development, derived from the JSON format. JSON is pronounced "jay-son" as the Greek hero, and given the tendendcy the scientific community has to have ...
4
votes
6answers
950 views

Word for “studying a research article to get the most out of it”? [duplicate]

From the Word web dictionary: Study: Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning Particularly, I am looking for a word (synonym of 'study') ...
0
votes
1answer
535 views

What is the tone of this line?

I am preparing for an aptitude test and then I came to a question. I need to find the 'tone' of a line that is written below. John likes work, it fascinates him! He can sit and look at it for hours. ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

English books reading complexity ratings

Is there some rating for book regarding how hard they are to read for foreigners? Or the way to figure out how more difficult is book A than book B? I have begun reading "All The King's Men" and ...
0
votes
1answer
125 views

Ambivalence about the 'respective' rate of increase (or decrease?) in the statements of type

Here is a sentence: "In the United States between 1850 and 1880, the number of farmers continued to increase, but at a rate lower than that of the general population." Now, from this, I infer ...
1
vote
2answers
533 views

What's the word or phrase for “reading strategy/orientation”?

In English, we read from left-to-right, top-to-bottom. In traditional Japanese, text is read up-todown, right-to-left. Is there an English word that describes the "reading strategy" of a particular ...
1
vote
2answers
609 views

Correct way of reading The Nibelungenlied

I'm trying to read "The Nibelungenlied" in metrical English translation by George Henry Needler (http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/niebn10h.htm). However, I've got certain difficulties with doing ...
2
votes
1answer
886 views

Linking or connected speech in reading English

I tried to read novel and could read every word correctly. But one thing that hindered me was the "connected speech or linking in English". I listened to the audio version of the book but as I ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Why are decimals read as fractions by some cultures?

I find it very strange that the top results on Google for "how to read decimal" give me a very strange way to read them - as fractions. I have learnt to read the digits individually and it makes a ...
1
vote
1answer
162 views

Where does the sentence fit? [closed]

Look at the four letters (A,B,C,D) that indicate where the following sentence can be added to following passage. This explains how, for example, alpine cushion plants have been found growing at an ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

GRE reading comprehension [closed]

The following passage is given: Recently an unusually high number of dolphins have been found dead of infectious diseases, and most of these had abnormally high tissue concentrations of ...
-1
votes
1answer
798 views

Reading comprehension questions

I have some reading comprehension questions and don't know how to solve them. The passage: The kids are hanging out. I pass small bands of students, on my way to work these mornings. They have ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

about the expression 'on someone's behalf'

I know the expression 'on (someone's) behalf' usually reads or is understood as 'instead of someone' but I'm wondering if it's possible for it to have a benefactive reading, that is, if it can be used ...