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"Children have to be made to understand by being pulled up scoring low marks, reprimanding for a certain behaviour or being criticised in front of the class something that happen to anyone - a regular part of school life because most of the time they begin to think 'why me'?

edited Feb 04 '12 at 18:08 Rahul Gupta Expert

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Children have to understand that being pulled up for scoring low marks, being reprimanded for certain behaviour, or being criticised in front of the class is something which can happen to anyone. It is a regular part of school life, and not something that should make them think "why me?".
link answered Feb 05 '12 at 14:10 Lindsey York Contributor

Thank you, Lindsey, for the clarification. I understand some British expressions without an explanation, but obviously, not this one. Jody M.Feb 05 '12 at 15:13

Sometimes I think we Brits just like to be as confusing as possible! Lindsey YorkFeb 05 '12 at 18:55

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I'm having trouble understanding this. I don't mean to be offensive, but there are some typos and construction that confuse. "oulled" - what is this supposed to be/mean? "Children have to be made to understand by being oulled up scoring low marks, reprimandED for a certain behaviour or being criticised in front of the class AS something that CAN happen to anyone - a regular part of school life - because most of the time they begin to think 'why me'?"
link comment answered Feb 04 '12 at 16:59 Steven List Contributor
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"Children have to be made to understand, being pulled up for scoring low marks, reprimanded for a certain behaviour or being criticised in front of the class - something that can happen to anyone - is a regular part of school life, because most of the time they begin to think 'why me'?

link comment answered Feb 04 '12 at 23:08 Sue Martin New member
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Rahul,

I'm not sure what you mean by being pulled up scoring low marks.  Even with Sue's suggestion of changing it to being pulled up for scoring low marks, it doesn't make sense to me.  Why are the students being pulled?  Are they being removed from the class?  Or is someone actually pulling them out of their seats?

link answered Feb 05 '12 at 01:16 Jody M. Expert

Jody, "to be pulled up" for something is a British English expression meaning "to be chastised or corrected for". Lindsey YorkFeb 05 '12 at 14:14

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