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Fun With Dick and Jane

Fun With Dick and Jane (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Look and See, so simple yet difficult.


While on my journey a woman said to me, “Anybody not look for any people when they are home.” Clearly she meant to say, “Nobody will see any people when they are home.”


When I tried to explain that she should use ‘see’ instead of ‘look’ because they will not see anybody when they are home, she had a confused look on her face.


Look at Jane run faster than Dick.


A person listening to someone else speaking will automatically put together what is being said with how it is being said to facilitate understanding.


To completely understand speech we must first process the non-linguistic properties, i.e. properties not relating to language. When you are only passing through a new town or country, sometimes that’s all time will permit – so non-verbal communication kicks in and is a sufficient replacement.



Look can have several meanings.


As a verb, ‘Look’ means:

to look at something for a reason – “They looked everywhere for the missing child.”;

with an intention – “Look at that three-legged cat”;

to turn the eyes toward something – “Look me in the eyes and tell me the truth.”;

to express something- “She had a disappointed look on her face when she saw the room.”;

appear fitting for something – “She looks every bit of her age.”


As a noun, ‘Look’, can mean:

an appearance or fashion – “She has the perfect look for the job.”;

the act of looking – “Take a look at this.”;

the way something appears – “It looks like it will rain today.”;



Have you ever looked around and not seen?

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Fun With Dick and Jane

Fun With Dick and Jane (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To be or not to be. Is that really a question?

Here is a new conversation using the verb “to be”.

Dick: Hello, My name’s Dick. What’s your name?
Jane: Jane. How are you?
Dick: I’m fine, and you?
Jane: Great. Where are you from?
Dick: I’m from Seattle.

Dick: Where is that teacher from?
Jane: She’s from Japan
Dick: How old is she?
Jane: She’s twenty-six

Dick: She and I are the same age.

Jane: We all are the same age.

The above conversations used the verb “to be”.- (is, are, am)

Look at the conjugation charts of the verb “to be”


I am from Seattle.
is from Japan.
are from Jordan.


I am not (I’m not) from New York.
is not (isn’t) from Toronto.
are not (aren’t) from Japan.

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