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this is fantastic! thanks

this is fantastic! thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 15:33
do you guys se any syntax in a thousand splendid suns part 4?

I NEEDS HALP

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 02:19
Ususual literary devices

Would using ellipsis at the end of a paragraph or excessive use of capitalisation be an example of unual use of syntax?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 05:02
Yes, my english teacher says

Yes, my english teacher says so..

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 07:06
In one of the lines for this

In one of the lines for this specific passage of Othello, it reads:

"I follow him to serve my turn upon him."

Is there any literary device that is apparent in that?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 06:54
What is this quote, "It was

What is this quote, "It was as if my mind went blank. I couldn't think or even remember the day of the week,":
A)mood
B)syntax
C)figurative language
D)credibility
E)diction
F)tone

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 02:07
c figurative language

c figurative language

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 04:44
English

A) This statement could set the mood of confusion.
B) Syntax is how we put together the words that we choose. This statement is basically straight forward and does not illustrate syntactic alternatives.
C) There is nothing figurative in this statement. It is straight forward description of fact.
D) As a testimonial lead in this statement could set credibility or the lack thereof depending on how it was addressed.
E) Diction is basically how clearly we speak.
F) See A. Setting the tone of confusion, credibility, state of mind...

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 16:39
I think it's C

I think it's C

There is not enough information to determine it to be A, D, or F. None of those three can be determined by two lines. C makes the most sense of those remaining as the line has a simile which is included in fig. lang.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 23:34
so whats the difference

so whats the difference between diction and this?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 03:11
swag

The difference is that diction is the choice of words in a work while syntax is more the sentence structure.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 23:58
I STILL NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

I DON'T UNDERSTAND
how would this work with the giver??????????????

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/17/2013 - 20:59
quetsion

Are short sentences used by a writer to place emphasis on something called a syntax
for example
" The lights went out."
OR
"This was it."

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 13:50
Yes they are. When an author

Yes they are. When an author tends to use complex or compound sentences and then throws in a shorter sentence it is intended to get the reader's attention. It's a rhetoric strategy to draw your eye to that sentence.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:35
I believe so

I believe so

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:50
:)

The boys bring all my milkshakes to the yard!!! Get it?!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:46
In Soviet Russia, plane crash

In Soviet Russia, plane crash you!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 00:32
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Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 02:25
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Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 20:13
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Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 19:50
jus a question

how about if the sentence becomes "THE CAR IS DRIVEN BY MAN" will it b wrong or right?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 18:43
I think the answer you want

I think the answer you want is "The car is driven by A man" since "man" is a count noun, and by agreement all count nouns in the singular form for English must be preceded by an article. And yes, that would be right. Certain sentences will sound more awkward in the passive voice, but such simplistic ones without complex auxiliaries/ modal verbs or specific arguments seldom do.

What should be noted, though, is that obeying the rules for word ordering (syntax) in English does not mean obeying its semantic (meaning) rules. Certain words have a constraint/ limit to their meanings, for example, the word "drink" must be followed by a liquid. One famous example of a syntactically correct, but ultimately meaningless sentence is Noam Chomsky's "Colourless green idea sleep furiously".

I hope this helps.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 13:41
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Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 04:02
Commentary?

I had to ask, are you an IB?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 06:36
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Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 22:33
indeed

indeed

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 18:33
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Love this website

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 18:22
syntax

i need more exaples and help

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 17:51
In Soviet Russia...

In Soviet Russia...

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 23:33
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Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:58
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Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 18:52
Syntax

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Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 16:01
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Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 17:24
Communist example?

In soviet Russia, car drives you!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 20:07
lol

lolz

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 06:18
Lol, Family Guy reference.

Lol, Family Guy reference. ^-^

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 02:47
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Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 21:59
awkward?

That example seems less awkward than nonsensical. Maybe an example of awkwardness would be, "Drives the man the car."

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 15:58
thanks 4 helping :))

thanks 4 helping :))

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 13:11

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