Copying texts?

I understand that in the following paragraph the verb copy means to repeat or read out loud. Would you use the word in the same way?

The first is something I requested he do everyday and that is to take a few paragraphs from an article or such and to just sit and copy it for fifteen minutes.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Relaxing in a hammock[YSaerTTEW443543]

Hi Torsten

The word copy can be used to mean “imitate” or “mimic” which could involve copying the way a person speaks, for example. But I think it sounds more like the guy in your sentence was told to transcribe text – i.e., no speaking involved.



Yes, I think the same. Probably the phrasal verb copy out would make the meaning clearer. Perhaps it could be an exercise in improving handwriting.


Now I remember that you can also copy information from a book or another resource, meaning you write it down…[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Synchronized swimming[YSaerTTEW443543]