Texas EOC English 1: 2.1 Understanding and Analysis Across Genres

Can you figure out what the word "Commerce" means in the following passage? 

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paradox All right we're reading Jerry crutchley and old doc

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johnson Dr j how's it hanging All right Well here

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we go What is the meaning of the word commerce

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as it is used in this letter and hear the

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potential answers All right we'll have to skip back to

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the passage for a second to see exactly how the

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word commerce is used Well seems clear to us that

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our speakers idea of commerce is what goes on between

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men and women Giggity in this case young men and

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old women Oh double giggity Yeah when they're dating So

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even though we usually associate the word commerce with buying

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and selling like ebay or ali baba weaken nick's choice

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eh If the speaker were advising mixing um you're with

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money Well then this would be a very different set

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of advices Yeah that we'll also cut choice b sometimes

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commerce can also refer to an exchange of ideas which

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might make this option a little bit attractive Well there's

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nothing in this passage about politics though like so many

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ruined politicians the speaker's mind is only unloved C is

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one of those random answers the test makers throw in

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just to see if we were paying any attention whatsoever

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If we bother to read the sentence in which the

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word appears we won't find anything about advertising Of course

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with the way things are going we'll have product placements

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in our standardized tests any day now There's no doubt

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that choice d is the best answer The sentence in

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which commerce appears specifically advises that in all your amores

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you should prefer old women to young ones So we

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know we're talking about romantic affairs here Rest homes across 00:01:59.596 --> [endTime] the globe just got a whole new visitor list