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Sat Sep 21, 2013, 07:14 AM

Help me out....I need your brains

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Iam putting together an essay. In your best explanation..
what does it mean to "unreasonably" not do something you are required to do? Would you say its deliberate?



I am trying to help someone living in a shelter. He is required to search for housing. When he searches for apartments he is required to view them( if he's lucky) . He has done his apt searches but his caseworker is arguing that he had to view them too. She says his not viewing is "unreasonable" and is threatening to sanction him. He says he does all his searches and viewing is hard cause he runs into obstacles that are beyond his control. I have been supportive of him in his quest for housing it just irks me that a hard worker like himself is being harassed.So I decided to write an essay on the plight of homelessness.

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SummerSnow Sep 2013 OP
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LaydeeBug Sep 2013 #3
KG Sep 2013 #4
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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 07:20 AM

1. What's the context?

 

Offhand, depending on the situation, I'd say it would mean not doing it when there was no serious extenuating circumstance, e.g., most others in the same situation would do it.

Warning: I haven't had caffeine yet this morning, so this post might not even be in English.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 07:30 AM

2. unreasonable is a weasel word

I would avoid it in an essay, unless using it in the 3rd person. The reason it is so weasel like is that when applied to anyone other then yourself, it assumes judgmental positions the person might not hold unless they state them as such.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 07:32 AM

3. unreasonable and required are the operative words, but I am afraid they need context to continue. nt

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 07:52 AM

4. wish I could help

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 08:08 AM

5. Procrastinating?

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 09:25 AM

6. You need a good reason why he could not do the viewing.

It's "unreasonable" if there was no good reason not to do it. From what you say, it sounds like there are reasons, and the CW is implying he is just being "lazy" or something. (Which is likely projection.)

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