• As prudent means the following: characterized by, arising from, or showing prudence : as a : marked by wisdom or judiciousness <prudent advice> b : shrewd in the management of practical affairs <prudent investors> c : marked by circumspection : DISCREET and Imprudent means: not prudent : lacking discretion, wisdom, or good judgment I believe imprudent would be more appropriate as it implies the student uses discretion (not telling the teacher that they were wrong). If you were to dissect further I think prudent could be accurate if you felt it was wise for the student to tell the teacher they were wrong but imprudent is probably what you're looking for. After reading your comment - She was prudent enough not to suggest that the teacher was wrong would also be fitting but I think both options would make sense.
  • To me, the statement is saying that she was questioning his explanation because she wanted further understanding for herself, not necessarily saying his explanantion was false. So, to me, it makes sense.
  • It makes sense, and I do not find it so difficult. Perhaps it's because my mother tongue is a very flexible-syntax tongue
  • No. There is only one 'n' in the word "questioned".
  • No, for one thing, it's a direct contridiction, if the word "Open" was'nt in there, it would make sense. Also, I think a better word might be 'Impudent', and questioned only has one n.
  • It makes sense to me and points to a very important truth: It is possible to ask penetrating questions in the search for truth without being rude or calling someone else "wrong."
  • I agree with RFlagg. If the student questioned the explanation openly then she was, indeed, suggesting that the teacher was wrong/inaccurate. This is definitely imprudent, as she could well face a scathing retort for her insolence. I, personally, son't like the use of the word 'while' as it can be misconstrued to imply that the two events are not only concurrent, but also have a distinct timeframe, i.e. that she only was not imprudent while she was doing the questioning. I think it is better to miss out 'while', but place the word 'but' after the comma and before 'she'.
  • it makes sense to me

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