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    Default grammar question: What is there is not there...

    What is there is not there; what is not there is there.

    Is this grammatically correct?

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    Travelling without moving -- open the doors of perception.

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    Default Re: grammar question: What is there is not there...

    Quote Originally Posted by liza
    What is there is not there; what is not there is there.

    Is this grammatically correct?
    Yes, it's grammatically correct.

    what is there = noun phrase - subject

    is not there = predicate

    what is not there = noun phrase - subject

    is there = predicate


    As the two independent clauses are related, it makes sense to join them with a semicolon. They could also be joined with "and - conjunction". A comma would be required before "and". You could also write them as two separate sentences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Travelling without moving -- open the doors of perception.

    FRC
    Have you ever heard the Beatles song, "The Inner Light"?

    Your comment reminded me of it.

    http://www.duiops.net/beatles/letras/past2/past2_copia(6).html

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...r%22+harrison+

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