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    large object

    I saw a large shiny object floating in the sea ...

    My daugther asked me whether a glass bottle can be considered a large object. She is writing a composition based on the above sentence.

    I would be very grateful if someone could provide me with an answer.

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    What an interesting point of view.

    A champagne bottle could be described that way - especially if it's a magnum.


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    or a carboy/demijohn, like this one: http://www.antiquebottles.com/demijohn/GreenKidney.jpg

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    That's a really big bottle. Thanks.

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    Well,in comparison to the sea, even THAT bottle wouldn't be so large.

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    Can you tell me what the large shiny object floating in the sea should be?


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    It might be anything - the moon, a spaceship, a deep sea diving capsule, a VERY LARGE bottle - imagination is all that is needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Can you tell me what the large shiny object floating in the sea should be?
    Well, all things are relative. The object is seen through the eyes of a child. What does she think is big? If she thinks a bottle is big then a bottle it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Well, all things are relative. The object is seen through the eyes of a child. What does she think is big? If she thinks a bottle is big then a bottle it should be.
    But if Kohyoongliat's daughter was so convinced she wouldn't have asked,would she? It seems she was in doubt as well.

    btw can we begin a sentence with 'but'? I seem to remember,many years ago,that some teacher had told us never to begin a sentence with 'but'

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    Re: large object

    It's okay to start a sentence with 'but'. This I'm sure.
    But (note that I start with 'But') what a large shiny object floating in the sea should be, I'm really at a loss although members have given some examples.

    I believe you also wonder what the large shiny objects should be.

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