Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Reading"

The meaning of "Reading" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does on reading mean?
A: OH!

Because you gave me the context I can understand the meaning now.

You are correct. Both sentences have the same meaning.

It’s difficult to explain but either sentence structure is fine to convey that meaning.
Q: What does I was reading Pride and Prejudice and saw 'she felt sure that so great a man could not possibly admire her'

What does ADMIRE mean? mean?
A: Admire means to take interest in, or look up to.
Because he is of a higher status than her, she can't believe that he would take interest in a woman below his social class.

Does that help?
Q: What does after reading a novel or two by one or another of these writers mean?
A: この作家さん達からの1人や2人からの小説1冊や2冊を読んでから

は通じるでしょうか😅
Q: What does Were you reading over my shoulder? mean?
A: Yea its a joke. Like "did you break into my house last night and spy on me" kinda thing
Q: What does reading in the legislature mean?
A: ohh! Umm, I don't know how china works, but in America the "legislature" is the place where we decided if we should make bills into laws.

Example sentences using "Reading"

Q: Please show me example sentences with reading comprehension.
A: I need to improve my reading comprehension.
読解を改善する必要があります。
You have good reading comprehension.
いい読解を持っています。
His reading comprehension is excellent!
彼の読解は素晴らしいよ!
We had a reading comprehension exam.
読解試験を持ちました。
Q: Please show me example sentences with reading.
A: I'm reading a book.

I'm the only one reading in the entire library.

The reading on the meter says we used twice as much electricity this month.

While a literal reading of the article is horrible, I think it was intended satirically.

I'm reading it again because on my first reading I didn't really understand it.

Who wants to spend all their time reading?

Want to know more? Continue reading on page 12.

En voici plus : https://context.reverso.net/traduction/anglais-francais/reading
Q: Please show me example sentences with “I’ll have been reading the book by the end of this week” — is it right? Is it true that a native speaker prefers future simple or future continuous to describe this situation (using other sentence construction, of course)?.
A: I am sorry for my vague explanations. But what if I began to reed this book yesterday?

“I’ll have been reading this book for a month by the end of this week” may be this one is more understandable.
Q: Please show me example sentences with reading book.
A: "I am reading a book" "I love reading books" "Reading books is my favorite hobby/ thing to do in my spare time" "Reading books are amazing to me" "I like to go to the library and read books"

Synonyms of "Reading" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between When you have finished reading this page, and When you finished reading this page, ?
A: Both are correct. The first sentence is more polite/formal. The second sentence is less formal.
Q: What is the difference between I was reading a book in the train and I was reading a book on the train ?
A: both prepositions work! I would say either. 😎
Q: What is the difference between (Thank you for your reading.) and (I am grateful[thankful, obligated, obliged] to you for your reading.) ?
A: I'm grateful or thankful = 빚진것 만큼 크게 감사할때 씀

I'm so grateful to have a mentor like you.

I'm thankful that I was born in South Korea, not in North Korea.

"I'm obligated" means you (have to) do something morally, culturally, or legally.
Q: What is the difference between 1. After reading lots of books I have decided to become a writer. and 2. After I read lots of books I have decided to become a writer. ?
A: You can phrase it without the use of gerunds, but the tense has to be consistent throughout the sentence.

So, #2 should either be:
• [Present/Future tense]
After I read lots of books, I will decide whether to become a writer.

• [Past tense]
After I read lots of books, I decided to become a writer.

Your sentence #2 sounds weird because of the change in tenses, from past tense to present perfect tense. As the present perfect tense is used when tying a past event to the present, there's a chunk of time missing in the link between the first half of the statement and the second. Let me rephrase it in an exaggerated way to make it easier to see.

"After I read lots of books [past], I have decided to become a writer [present perfect]."

→ It's as though you're saying:
"After I read lots of books 10 years ago, I have just decided to become a writer right now."

(So what happened in the 10 years that made you decide to do so? There's a chunk of time and information missing between the leap.)
Q: What is the difference between "I've just started reading this book." and "I've just started to read this book." ?
A: Very subtle difference. Both are correct. :)

"I've just started reading this book; it's really interesting!"
"I've just started to read this book, so can you be quiet please?"

"Reading" is better if the book itself is a topic.
"To read" is better if the action of reading is a topic, and the book is not important.

But really there is not much difference so don't worry too much about it. I think 'reading' is probably more common.

Translations of "Reading"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? When I was reading a book my mother wolked in to my room.
A: when I was reading a book my mother walked into my room
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I really like reading books in English
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ----while I was reading a short story, I came across this sentence " the legs are for walking through the dessert..." is it correct to use "through" in this context instead of "across"?I think "across" as there is nothing surrounding while in the desert.
A: Either one works. I would say ‘through the desert’, possibly for the same reason I would say ‘He was in the desert’ and not ‘He was on the desert’. I do find it odd, now that I’m thinking about it, that if it was a plain or a savanna, I would say ‘across’ and ‘on’ instead...
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Which one is correct ? 1- You don't know reading. 2- You don't know how to read. 3 You don't know to read.
A: 2- you don't know how to read
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Which one is correct ? 1- You don't know reading. 2- You don't know how to read. 3 You don't know to read.
A: 2) you don't know how to read

Other questions about "Reading"

Q: When reading a book, I found a sentence below difficult to catch. Could u tell me what this means, especially “blank ferocity”??

“He gave her a look full of blank ferocity”
A: It's not a phrase I have heard before, so I can only guess the meaning without context.

"Ferocity" is a look of aggression or anger or violence, especially animalistic or like an animal. The image it gives is maybe the same as a lion when it is angry or when it is about to attack.

"A blank look" is a look that shows no emotion or feeling, or a look that is difficult to read.

"A blank look" and "a look of ferocity" are kind of opposite meanings, since one means no emotion and one means a very intense/strong emotion. But if you combine it into "a look of blank ferocity" I would guess it means something like 'a very intense look of anger that is difficult to read the meaning of.'

It could also mean "a look of pure ferocity," meaning a look only showing ferocity and nothing else.
Q: While reading a book I saw this sentence: " 'Come in,' he added, for there was a knock at the door."
What does "for there" mean in this case? Can you give some more examples, please?
A: "For there" is similar to "due to" in that it is a short phrase that connects(or hints at the connection) two sentences together. These two being the action or result(1st sentence) and the reason behind it(2nd sentence).

Examples:

She had to leave quickly. For there had been too many people for her to feel any comfort.

The man had sought to overthrow the court. For there was no justice to it, he had thought.

My cat stole my food. For there was none in her food bowl.
Q: The reading then indicates that the life quality would improve with more time to relax for individuals.As for this point, the lecture illustrate that the risk is also improved with the reduction of responsibility. And employees who work four days are someone who easiest to get fired in all situations. Also they would have less opportunity to get promotion.This is the third point which the lecturer uses to clarify that this painting is the real work of Rembrandt. does this sound natural?
A: The reading then indicates that life quality would improve with more time to relax for individuals. Additionally, the lecture illustrates that the risk is also improved with the reduction of responsibility. Employees who work four days are most likely the type of people to get fired in various situations. Also, they have less opportunity to get a promotion. This is the third point which the lecturer uses to clarify that this painting is the real work of Rembrandt.
Q: I'd love to join the reading class, my daughter might run around during the reading though... does this sound natural?
A: The English is fine, but it feels like two sentences to me, so...

I'd love to join the reading class. My daughter might run around during the reading though...

I'd love to join the reading class—my daughter might run around during the reading though...
Q: I was reading about the use of the Saxon genitive (‘s) and the word Of to use it in possessive expressions, but I have a big doubt that I can’t understand.

Why some words omit the use of -‘s- and -of-, in spite of being possessive expressions.

Examples:

Car keys (no ‘s and no Of)
San Francisco Streets
New York population
Gay couples

Thank you some much for your help
A: In all those cases, the first word is acting like an adjective, not a noun -- this is a "noun adjunct". They specify a sub-class of an object.

"Car keys" are keys that are used with a car, not keys that belong to a car; it distinguishes them from house keys, gate keys, lawnmower keys, etc.
"Gay couples" are couples that are made of gay people, not the couples that belong to gay people, and it distinguishes them from straight couples.

Other examples of noun adjuncts: chicken soup, pear tree, chocolate cake, stomachache, airplane tickets, school bus, Walt Disney World, Android phone -- all of these narrow down a specific kind, rather than imply possession.

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