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    the seed of knowledge and the tree of my contributions?

    Hi,

    I want to ask whether this paragraph sounds 'English' to you and whether it is grammatically correct?

    It is here, I received the seed of knowledge that changed me and I want to give you the tree of my creativity, of my knowledge, and of my contributions.

    Can I use the metaphor of see and tree like this? Do they sound odd?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by iamtime; 06-Mar-2011 at 03:51.

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    Re: the seed of knowledge and the tree of my contributions?

    It doesn't sound very natural to me; it sounds a bit excessive.

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    Re: the seed of knowledge and the tree of my contributions?

    I am not a teacher.

    We normally speak of the fruits of an endeavor, skipping over the tree. Our work bears fruit. It even comes to fruition.

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    Re: the seed of knowledge and the tree of my contributions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    We normally speak of the fruits of an endeavor, skipping over the tree. Our work bears fruit. It even comes to fruition.
    Thanks so much for this! It sounds better!

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