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Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by nraies, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. nraies

    nraies New commenter

    hi great people...can any one please explain risidual ....in a simple way please
  2. Jonntyboy

    Jonntyboy New commenter

    Sorry, I certainly cannot. I have never seen the word before.

    Do you mean "residual". That is a normal word, and there should be dictionary definitions online. But if it isn't what you mean, or if it is and you are still struggling with understanding, please say so, ideally with a context, and I or someone else here will surely be happy to try to help.
  3. veverett

    veverett Occasional commenter

    Two sorts of residual.
    1. How did pupils do compared to how they 'should' have done assuming that the rank order of their maths and English tests aged 11 'should' be the same as on your subject aged 16.
    2.How they did in your subject compared to their other subjects.
  4. cathr

    cathr Occasional commenter

  5. cathr

    cathr Occasional commenter

    What a patronising response. Nraies may not be a native speaker, may have heard the word and tried to guess the meaning hence an inability to look it up in a dictionary. The more I go, the more I think that the problem with this profession is the lack of communication skills of its members. Empathy and compassion should be our main skills.
  6. cathr

    cathr Occasional commenter

    In my grumpiness I got my wording muddled up! I meant ' tried to guess the spelling'. Apologies.

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