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    a monster of a dog

    Hello! I am conducting a research in English linguistics, which concerns with a certain type of N of N phrases like ‘a giant of a man’, ‘a love of a child’, ‘a monster of a dog’, etc. I collected a considerable amount of data with the examples of use of such types of phrases from the fiction books, but I would like to have a native speakers’ response (which is quite hard to do in this part of Russia I’m living in). What I need is just a small form of 10 sentences with the gaps that has to be filled (it is available at http://www.globalnetworksystems.com/Form.doc). If there are any english native speakers ready to help, please fill in this form and send it to EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead.

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    Re: a monster of a dog

    The URL brought up an error message for me.

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    Re: a monster of a dog

    Quote Originally Posted by AnastasiaRU View Post
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    ‘a love of a child’
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    Where did that one come from? It looks rather odd to me - unless 'love' means something like 'darling'. If 'love' is an abstract noun, it should be

    "the love of a child"

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    "a child's love"

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    It works if you cut&paste the link into a browser.

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    Re: a monster of a dog

    Is it something like 'a darling of a child'?

    Thanks for the tip.

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    Re: a monster of a dog

    A whale of a time

    A hell of a problem

    A slip of a lass


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