You got a minute?
I just finished reading your essay
on Shirley Jackson's short story.
Is something wrong with it?
It's sub-par. It's unusual for you.
In fact, you've practically lifted
an entire paragraph from Wikipedia.
How bad is the grade?
It's not about the grade.
I'm just wondering what's been keeping you so busy lately.
I've just really been swamped.
What, you thought you'd take a shortcut?
And more importantly,
you thought I wouldn't figure out
what you've been up to.
I'd like to see you after school.
No normally I wouldn't make this exception,
but I think in your case--
I'll take the grade.
- You sure? - Yeah.
You know, Spencer, sloppy work leads to consequences.
I'd hate to see you suffer.
1.lead to 导致，引起；通向；把…带到
例句：The Government's present course will only lead to disaster.政府的现行方针后患无穷。
2.take a shortcut 走近路
例句：We saved time by taking a shortcut.我们走捷径以节省时间。