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In the sentence:
He's a true melancholic young man with all that means accepting melancholy (maybe being a melancholic one) in a world melancholy has been expelled from.
My problem is in "all that" or "all what"
Which one is the right one?
Last edited by Bushwhacker; 02-Jun-2010 at 13:29.
He's a true melancholic young man with all that being a melancholic one means in a world melancholy has been expelled from.
Does it make sense? The sentence is saying that being a melancholic one,a true melancholic one, in this world is not easy because melancholy has been expelled from it. So being a melancholic man, with all that implies, is like being a rara avis, someone who doesn't fit the environment.
Last edited by Bushwhacker; 02-Jun-2010 at 16:09.
[has no hold]
[is denied][has lost] its [allure][lustre][power to seduce][standing][romance]
He's a true melancholic, with all that that implies, in a world that denies melancholy its [allure][lustre][power to seduce][standing][romance]
A few possibilities, but I wasn't 100% sure what you meant by 'expelled' so I could be completely off the ball with my suggestions. Also, I'm somewhat frustrated with 'all that that implies' - it lazily assumes I know what melancholy implies, but I don't. If you're going to write that, tell me what melancholy implies; if you're not going to tell me, don't write it.
I infer "all that that implies" means accepting being a mellancholic man in a world in which he will be seen as a "rara avis".
Hope this help. I know it is not a clear sentence but I'm doing my best from a sentence in Spanish which is also not clear.