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    Mary the consoler,John the bomb thrower.

    is the sentence correct?if it's correct,where is the sentence derived from?

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    It's not a proper sentence because there is no main verb in it. It is what is called a sentence fragment or a minor sentence. I'm afraid I don't know where it comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mengta
    Mary the consoler,John the bomb thrower.

    is the sentence correct?if it's correct,where is the sentence derived from?
    It seems to be a comment on two people's tendencies.

    Mary consoles people (calms down situations).
    John throws bombs (inflames situations).

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