space, n.; happen v.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 2 21:28:58 UTC 2012

Read what her students think:

Notable is the way one of them uses "prompt" to mean "examination question"

2011: "She gives you the prompts a week before hand for the inclass final
essays so you can plan them and definitely get an A."

Last time "prompt" (n.) was cited here, from the active vocabulary of a
professor of English, it seemed to mean "poetic occasion or source of
poetic inspiration."


On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

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> Stop her! Before she publishes again!
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