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As simple as the equation may seem, it represents a theory so important that it changed science and physics completely.
But I don't understand the first "As". I think the right sentence is"Simple as the equation may seem, it represents a theory so important that it changed science and physics completely". Because my teacher tell me "as=though(used after an adj or adv to introduce a clause of concession)" For example:Young as I am,I already know a lot of things.
I can't understand the hyperbatic sentence.
Can you change it ?
I hope it is not a hyperbatic sentence.
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Hyperbatic \Hy`per*bat"ic\, a.
Of or pertaining to an hyperbaton; transposed; inverted.
Hyperbaton is a figure of speech that uses deliberate and dramatic departure from standard syntax (word order) for emphasis or poetic effect. This term is sometimes used as a synonym for anastrophe, but is more properly used as a general term for figures of disorder, of which anastrophe, parenthesis, and apposition are more specific types.
Derived from the Greek hyper ("over") and bainein ("to step"), with the tos/ton verbal adjective suffix.
Word order reversal in "Cheese I love!"
One of the most popular examples - "Size matters not! Judge me by my size, do you?" - Yoda in "The Empire Strikes Back"
"As simple as the equation may seem, it represents a theory so important that it changed science and physics completely."
I have looked at the sentence, and the comments that have followed. Personally, I do not see why people should have a problem with this sentence. To me, it seems perfectly straight forward.
<<<As simple as the equation may seem>>>
In other words:
Although the equation seems simple
The 'As', is not absolutely necessary, the sentence would still be perfectly acceptable in this form:
<<<Simple as the equation may seem>>>
The equation seems simple.
There really is no problem here. This word for inverted sentence structure, hyperbatic, is rather odd.
A similar word, which is much more common is 'hyperbaric', and it refers to special treatments where a person is subjected to atmospheric pressure, many times normal atmospheric pressure.
Divers who come up too quickly, would normally suffer from the bends. One way round this problem is to place them in a hyperbaric chamber.
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Hyperbaton is a figure of speech that uses deliberate and dramatic departure from standard syntax (word order) for emphasis or poetic effect.[my emphasis].
You are confusing intention with a superficial effect. Yoda's speech is not hyperbatic; it is simply influenced - presumably - by an OSV grammar. He's not intending to produce 'emphasis or poetic effect'; that's just the way he talks.
This is hyperbaton:
I like meat; I quite like most vegetables; cheese, I love.