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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They argued for over an hour before she walked out. She didn't come back for days. She was surprised, though, that when she did come back he wasn't there.

What happened?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 7:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Whoops! I'm retarded and I bolded my title instead of putting in my name. Would a mod be so kind as to fix this for me?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 7:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All she's are the same person? They is just he and she? Is he part of they? Is she? Is the he that wasn't there HAM? Is she HAF?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 7:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All she's are the same person?yes They is just he and she?no Is he part of they?yes Is she?yes Is the he that wasn't there HAM?yes Is she HAF?yes
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Location of argument: where she came back to? A home? A business? Public building?

Number of others in they: 1? 2? 3? More? Exact number relevant?

He and she: coworkers? Relatives? Friends? Strangers?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Location of argument: where she came back to?yes A home?no A business?no Public building? yesish

Number of others in they: 1? 2? 3? More?yes Exact number relevant? yope. It was 15-20

He and she: coworkers?no Relatives?no Friends?no Strangers?yesish, but this is not the primary description of their relationship
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

School? Government office? Was the argument relevant to her absence of days? Or would she have been gone regardless? Was he providing a service for her? Her for him?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

School?yes Government office?no Was the argument relevant to her absence of days?no, FA Or would she have been gone regardless?yes Was he providing a service for her?yes, you could call it that I suppose Her for him?no
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he employed at the school? Is she? Is he a student? Is she? Any kind of break (e. g. Spring, holiday etc.) relevant to her absence? Was the argument taking place among students in a class?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he employed at the school?yes Is she?no Is he a student?no Is she?yes Any kind of break (e. g. Spring, holiday etc.) relevant to her absence?no Was the argument taking place among students in a class?yope
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he a teacher? Her adviser? Was she in his class? Relevant how many days she was gone? Two? Relevant why he was gone? Was he gone permanently? If not, relevant how long? Was the argument in the nature of a classroom discussion? Was it a debating class?
Bodo (Bodo)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, meant to ask if it was a club or activity vs. a class?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he a teacher?yes Her adviser?no Was she in his class?yesish...explore Relevant how many days she was gone?yope Two?yes Relevant why he was gone?yes Was he gone permanently?yes If not, relevant how long? Was the argument in the nature of a classroom discussion?yes Was it a debating class?no
Sorry, meant to ask if it was a club or activity vs. a class?it's a class
Bodo (Bodo)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he a substitute?
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the argument cause his departure? If not cause, was it relevant to his departure? Would he have left had the arguement not taken place?

Was the argument related to the subject material of the class? Is the subject relevant to solving the puzzle?

Was this class high school? undergraduate? graduate?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My scenario: the argument (which took place on Friday) was a classroom discussion. When she came back Monday he was gone (because he was a substitute). Close?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he a substitute?yes

Did the argument cause his departure?no If not cause, was it relevant to his departure?no Would he have left had the arguement not taken place?yes

Was the argument related to the subject material of the class?yes Is the subject relevant to solving the puzzle?yope

Was this class high school?no undergraduate?yes graduate?no

My scenario: the argument (which took place on Friday) was a classroom discussion. When she came back Monday he was gone (because he was a substitute). Close?yes, but why would she be surprised that a substitute teacher wasn's still there?
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 2:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he covering for a teacher who was pregnant and wasn't due back for several weeks?
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 11:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the arguement about what was going to happen on the monday? so she assumed he would be there?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 2:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he covering for a teacher who was pregnant and wasn't due back for several weeks?no

Was the arguement about what was going to happen on the monday?no so she assumed he would be there?
Bodo (Bodo)
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The regular teacher was back earlier than expected? Relevant why the teacher was out? Jury duty? Illness? Was there a regular teacher to begin with?
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the regular teacher back? or was there a different sub?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The regular teacher was back earlier than expected?yope, FA Relevant why the teacher was out?no Jury duty? Illness? Was there a regular teacher to begin with?yes

Was the regular teacher back?yes, slight FA or was there a different sub?no
Bodo (Bodo)
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Was a new full-time teacher appointed to the class sooner than expected?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was a new full-time teacher appointed to the class sooner than expected?no
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Did she not realize that he was a substitute teacher? Was it the begining of the term and the regular teacher had not been there yet? Did she think that the sub was the regular teacher?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she not realize that he was a substitute teacher? Was it the begining of the term and the regular teacher had not been there yet? Did she think that the sub was the regular teacher?

All correct!

SPOILER

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