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Hi Amy

Would you please reword this part of Bill Clinton's' speech fro me? "People have predicted our demise ever since George Washington was criticized for being a mediocre surveyor with a bad set of wooden false teeth."

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“For more than two hundred years, through every crisis, we’ve always come back,” he said. “People have predicted our demise ever since George Washington was criticized for being a mediocre surveyor with a bad set of wooden false teeth.
And so far, every single person that’s bet against America has lost money because we always come back. We come through every fire a little stronger and a little better.”

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Hi Hossein,

People have predicted our demise ever since George Washington was criticized for being a mediocre surveyor with a bad set of wooden false teeth.

in other words

People have tried to say that America will fail ever since George Washington. (the rest is simply verbosity ... GW being a mediocre surveyor with a bad set of wooden false teeth - simply means that GW was mediocre at his map making job and his teeth were fake. There is an urban legend about GW's false teeth being made of wood).

~Amy

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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.

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I'm a certified ESL teacher with 12 years of experience teaching K-12 and adults.

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