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Hi,

My maths teacher emailed me and the rest of the students to tell us that if we had any problems using this one specific computer program (It's not important which one I'm talking about.), we should let him know by the end of the week.

This was my reaction.

"Why does he have to tie up everything with deadlines?"

"Why does everything we do for his class have to be bound by deadlines"?

Are these possible?

Perhpas you can think of other options.

Thank you. Emotion: smile

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Ann225

"Why does he have to tie up everything with deadlines?"

"Why does everything we do for his class have to be bound by deadlines"?

I'm more comfortable with the second than with the first.

I think you might want "complicate" in the first.

Why does he have to complicate everything with deadlines?

CJ

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Ann225"Why does he have to tie up everything with deadlines?"

No. Deadlines can't tie that, but it would be a half-decent pun to say that you were tied up with deadlines.

Ann225"Why does everything we do for his class have to be bound by deadlines"?

Better, but "bound" is also the wrong word for the job. You might be bound by deadlines in the sense that they restrict your options, but the work isn't.

By the way, the answer is that students always wait until the last minute to do anything, and if there was no last minute, they would never do anythng.

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 CalifJim's reply was promoted to an answer.

Okay.

I didn’t mean to say ‘complicate’, but thank you for suggesting it.

What about ‘slap’?

“Why do they have to slap deadlines on everything?”

Or what about ‘link up’ or ‘burden’?

“Why do they have to link up all of our assignments to deadlines?”

“Why do they have to keep burdening us with so many deadlines?”

Thanks again.

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