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    Grammatical term

    I have spent a frustrating 2 hours looking for this grammatical term.

    It is when a word/expression/concept is used out of historical sequence

    I seem to remember there was a famous example in King Lear where a term was used that could not possibly have been known at the time the play was set.

    I am racking my brain for the term which I am sure begins with the letter "A"

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Re: Grammatical term

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I have spent a frustrating 2 hours looking for this grammatical term.

    It is when a word/expression/concept is used out of historical sequence

    I seem to remember there was a famous example in King Lear where a term was used that could not possibly have been known at the time the play was set.

    I am racking my brain for the term which I am sure begins with the letter "A"

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    (NOT a teacher) Perhaps "anachronism."

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