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    How would you define (the word) “grotesque”?

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    Re: How would you define (the word) “grotesque”?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/
    define
    Meaning:
    [+ obj] 1 : to explain the meaning of (a word, phrase, etc.)
    How would you define (the word) “grotesque”?
    ▪ a term that is difficult to define


    Do you say What would you define (the word) as “grotesque”? in place of How would you define (the word) “grotesque”?

    Thank you.
    No Daruma,

    "How would you define..." is correct


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    Re: How would you define (the word) “grotesque”?

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    Re: How would you define (the word) “grotesque”?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    friends help: What would you define as a real friend? - Help.com
    What would you define as a real friend?

    Should this be "How would you define a real friend?"

    What would you define as the "Human Condition"? | Answerbag
    What would you define as the "Human Condition"?

    Should this be "How would you define the 'Human Condition'?"
    Yes and yes.

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