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Do you need it?

Guy - I NEED to be in a top school
 35 (25.5%)
Guy - It would be nice to be in a top school
 41 (29.9%)
Guy - Meh, i just want to be in a school!
 10 (7.3%)
Gal - I NEED to be in a top school
 24 (17.5%)
Gal - It would be nice to be in a top school
 21 (15.3%)
Gal - Meh, i just want to be in a school!
 6 (4.4%)

Total Members Voted: 137

Author Topic: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?  (Read 5289 times)

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2007, 11:03:18 AM »
"need" cannot ever stand alone.  it must always be accompanied with "in order to..."

for example,

the following statement makes sense:

"i NEED to go to a top law school IN ORDER TO have a decent chance of clerking for the second circuit."

the following statement does not make sense:

"i NEED to go to a top law school."

the following statement makes sense:

"i NEED oxygen IN ORDER TO not suffocate."

the following statement does not make sense without the parens:

"i NEED oxygen (IN ORDER TO not suffocate)."

sometimes the "in order to" part of the statement is obvious.  sometimes it's not.

The NEED . . . IN ORDER TO structure implies rational, well reasoned needs. I seriously doubt this is the case for needing to go to a top law school.

Seconded.  And the previous example does fit into this rational structure.  As in, "I need to pee...in order to relieve the pressure building against the walls of my bladder."  Though this second part is normally implied. 

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #81 on: May 17, 2007, 11:03:45 AM »
Well Randy...

"I need to go to a top school in order to get any form of decent employment, because I'm a feminine hygiene product bag a-hole nobody would hire without school prestige"

I found one type of people that do need it :) They're called xoxo'ers.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #82 on: May 17, 2007, 02:32:14 PM »
Well Randy...

"I need to go to a top school in order to get any form of decent employment, because I'm a feminine hygiene product bag a-hole nobody would hire without school prestige"

I found one type of people that do need it :) They're called xoxo'ers.

That's definitely true - the worse your personality the better the school you need to go to.
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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #83 on: November 27, 2007, 11:57:42 AM »
this seems an appropriate bump.
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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #84 on: November 27, 2007, 06:03:49 PM »
I need to get into a top school because I am would be leaving a 90k/yr job to change careers and I have to feel like this is a step forward towards world domination and not starting over.
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