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    So what is the 81-year-old Paul Newman doing playing a crusty old automobile with blue eyes for headlights in the animated film "Cars," a cartoon set in the world of race cars.
    What function does " so " play there ?
    Is there a word missing ? which is " IS " ?
    So what is the 81-year-old Paul Newman doing IS playing
    "Cars," a cartoon set in the world of race cars. Is there any words missing between " cars " and " a cartoon"
    I think it is " which is"
    "Cars," WHICH IS a cartoon set in the world of race cars
    Last edited by Alanmo; 07-Jun-2006 at 14:20.

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    What function does "So" play there?
    It introduces a question.

    Is there a word missing? which is "IS"?
    So what is the 81-year-old Paul Newman doing IS playing
    Adding 'is' would make the sentence ungrammatical. Consider these like forms:

    What are they doing watching TV? They should be studying!
    What are you doing with my wallet? Are you trying to steal it?
    What are you doing to the carpet? I just washed it. Take your shoes off!

    [Are] there any words missing between "cars" and "a cartoon". I think it is "which is"
    You're right.

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    Thank you very much Casiopea,
    Is the period or question mark after " the race of cars " ? I think it is a question mark after reading your examples.
    So what is the 81-year -old man Paul Newman doing playing............, a cartonn....a race of cars ?

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    "So" introduces a question. What are your thoughts?

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