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    MrRubik is offline Newbie
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    Alicia Keys.....ungrammatical??!

    Cuz baby I'm from New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of....

    I can't state any grammar rules as to why but I can't help but think that this is not correct. Where dreams are made UP, THAT dreams are made of, yes, but not where dreams are made of. The only thought process I can offer would be that you wouldn't ask 'WHERE are dreams made of?'.

    I may be wrong.

    Could someone elucidate please?

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    Re: Alicia Keys.....ungrammatical??!

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRubik View Post
    Cuz baby I'm from New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of....

    I can't state any grammar rules as to why but I can't help but think that this is not correct. Where dreams are made UP, THAT dreams are made of, yes, but not where dreams are made of. The only thought process I can offer would be that you wouldn't ask 'WHERE are dreams made of?'.

    I may be wrong.

    Could someone elucidate please?
    Yes, it's ungrammatical. It's a song. Words in songs are not necessarily there for their syntactic or semantic correctness.
    "of" is as good as anything if your line needs an extra syllable. Maybe it's semi-rhymed with "love" or chosen for some other artistic effect.

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