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    splendid polemic

    Hi,

    Is this sentence correct and idiomatic, but what does "splendid polemic" mean?


    He wrote a splendid polemic in my favor.


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    Re: splendid polemic

    Do you know what the two words each mean? It's not an idiom. It's just an adjective and a noun. (If it makes you feel better, I had to look up polemic to make sure it meant what I thought it did. I was only half right.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: splendid polemic

    Dear Barb,

    Sorry to bother you, but maybe you misunderstood me. I got the sentence from my own language, I am not sure the sentence in itself is right and sounds idiomatic, if you don't mind, just let me know whether the sentence is correct and makes sense.

    I looked up "polemic" in some dictionaries, but I can't make sure the term's appropriateness in this sentence.

    Yours

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    Re: splendid polemic

    It would make sense if you had been the subject of some publicly expressed opinions by others. Then this other person's splendid polemic would refute those other ideas in your defense. So, in the right context, it's fine, but your reader will need to know the back story.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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