Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    NewHopeR is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,049
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Please edit the sentence if it is grammatically and rhetorically flawed

    ...but his arguments of defense, abundant of reason, full of passion, rigorous in logicality and powerful in strength, gave the public a profound impression.

  2. #2
    Gillnetter is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    1,645
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Please edit the sentence if it is grammatically and rhetorically flawed

    Language usage changes over time. This text seems to come from the 17th or 18th Century. I assume that you are questioning "abundant of reason". Here, it means full of reason. A shorter, and more modern way to express this thought would be "reasonable", though it lacks some of the power given by "abundant". I have a book of Shakespeare's plays. On some pages one-third of the page is original text and two-thirds are footnotes explaining the first one-third. It is interesting to be able to read a text in its original form, and to understand it. Problems start when you attempt to use phrases that are no longer in use or which have been changed over time.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23-Sep-2012, 08:59
  2. [Grammar] Is this sentence grammatically right ?
    By Joe333 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Mar-2010, 12:48
  3. [Grammar] Is this sentence right grammatically
    By Joe333 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Feb-2010, 22:52
  4. ultimate flawed idea
    By Offroad in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Oct-2008, 15:31
  5. Is this sentence grammatically ok?
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Jun-2007, 02:57

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk