a girl's shadow/the shadow of a girl
My book says that 'shadow' is a tricky word; the phrase "the shadow of a girl' implies that the girl is so upset/unhappy/depressed/rundown etc that she can be compared to a ghost. Is that really so?
I don't mean that this structure cannot be used figuratively - of course it can - but something tells me its usage isn't limited to it. :roll:
To put it in a nutshell, can I use phrases 'the shadow of a girl" and 'a girl's shadow" interchangeably?
Thank you in advance.
Re: a girl's shadow/the shadow of a girl
In the figurative sense we can use only the shadow of a girl.
Originally Posted by Verona_82
When referring to the dark shape caused by a figure blocking the rays of the sun, we can use either.