Jalen Strix (jalenstrix) wrote,
Jalen Strix
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Linguistics Foo

Having come across questionable data in yet another linguistics article stating it as absolute fact, I was encouraged to seek out other judgements from a population that isn't me. Thus, I come to you, my lovely lovely livejournal readers.

If you would, could you tell me how good/bad/ugly the sentence is, given the following context?

Context: Yvette is a notorious liar, and all of her former friends (particularly those that have fallen victim to her more egregious lies) know it. Jack is one such former friend.

Sentence: Jack is not surprised at what lies she tells.

Now, if someone said this to you, would you be...

...happy?
...mildly upset because it sounded vaguely off?
...upset enough to correct their sentence to something which sounded more suitable to you?
Tags: academic, linguistics
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