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Since: Jun 09

Verona, WI

#102 Oct 3, 2012
RACE wrote:
If you have had sex, then you are sexually active, ergo 70% of teenagers are sexually active. IE "DOING IT".
See!
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You can have done something in the past and not be actively doing it.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#103 Oct 3, 2012
You realize that this thread has become a discussion of verb tenses?

Next week we are going to diagram sentences!

(Where is Tom Lehrer when you need him?)

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#104 Oct 3, 2012
Are you trying to say that if 9 out of 10 teenagers have smoked pot by the time their 19, that does not mean that 90% of teenagers are smoking pot?
cycle003 wrote:
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You can have done something in the past and not be actively doing it.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#105 Oct 3, 2012
PEllen wrote:
You realize that this thread has become a discussion of verb tenses?
Next week we are going to diagram sentences!
(Where is Tom Lehrer when you need him?)
i don't even remember how to do that...

Tom did someting on diagramming sentacnes...?

my parents would plotz from this comment - my mom for not remembering how to diagram and my dad for teh tom lehrer reference...
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#106 Oct 3, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i don't even remember how to do that...
Tom did someting on diagramming sentacnes...?
my parents would plotz from this comment - my mom for not remembering how to diagram and my dad for teh tom lehrer reference...
He certainly did New Math.

He sang the Periodic Table, in order, as it existed circa 1965

He is still alive and teaching out east, in his mid 80's. He only wrote about 40 of teh satirical songs but boy were they good

Since: Jan 10

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#107 Oct 3, 2012
RACE wrote:
Are you trying to say that if 9 out of 10 teenagers have smoked pot by the time their 19, that does not mean that 90% of teenagers are smoking pot?
<quoted text>
Good point. Some of this kids tried it and didn't like it, or smoked for a while then quit.

But I don't think the stat was "70% are sexually active by age 19," but rather, "70% have had sex [at least once] by age 19."

Since: Jun 09

Verona, WI

#108 Oct 3, 2012
RACE wrote:
Are you trying to say that if 9 out of 10 teenagers have smoked pot by the time their 19, that does not mean that 90% of teenagers are smoking pot?
<quoted text>
correct. Some people only try it once. That doesn't mean they are still doing it.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#109 Oct 3, 2012
loose cannon wrote:
Dogg, it is not misleading.
It is a general statement of fact.
That's WHY it is misleading. It's too broad, too general. If it was more specific, it would be more accurate.

7 out of 10 teenagers by age 19.

Translation: 70% of 13 to 19 yr olds.

Inaccurate.

7 out of 10 say, 17 to 19 yr olds.

More accurate (but still not exactly true.)

See? Narrow the scope.

I'm done hashing on this.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#110 Oct 3, 2012
PEllen wrote:
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He certainly did New Math.
He sang the Periodic Table, in order, as it existed circa 1965
He is still alive and teaching out east, in his mid 80's. He only wrote about 40 of teh satirical songs but boy were they good
given he's a mathematician by training, the math & sciensce stuff makes sense... i didn't remember much grammar stuff.

it wasn't until recently that i found out what hte tune for the periodic table was, soething frmo Gilbert & Sullivan. how quickly i forget. taht was on Big Bang Theory.

Since: Jun 09

Sun Prairie, WI

#111 Oct 3, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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That's WHY it is misleading. It's too broad, too general. If it was more specific, it would be more accurate.
7 out of 10 teenagers by age 19.
Translation: 70% of 13 to 19 yr olds.
Inaccurate.
7 out of 10 say, 17 to 19 yr olds.
More accurate (but still not exactly true.)
See? Narrow the scope.
I'm done hashing on this.
No wonder you have some of the views you do. You can't even understand basic written concepts.

Would it make it easier for you if instead of "teenager" she used "people"? The key is "by age 19" they "have had".

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