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    deciphering using a 4 step method.

    "After you stoned your friend, use a bronze knife to remove the pharaoh's internal organs through the incision".

    Can you please let me know if this is right by using the four step method in deciphering Complicated Sentences.

    Step 1: Locate the core parts and Conjunctions
    coordination - after, use
    core parts on the left: subject-you
    verb-stoned
    Core parts on the right: subject-Pharaoh
    verb-internal
    complement- incision
    Step 2: Study the modifiers
    (1) Stoned is an adjective describing what the subject shoud do.
    bronze knife-object
    Step 3: check vocabulary
    I am familiar with all the terms and do need to look-up
    Step 4: Paraphrase
    Once you have a corpse, make an incision and remove the internal organs.

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    #2

    Re: deciphering using a 4 step method.

    Is there a question?

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    #3

    Re: deciphering using a 4 step method.

    Is stoning someone considered friendly?

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    #4

    Re: deciphering using a 4 step method.

    It's from a short essay called How to Mummify a Pharaoh? By Goodheart.

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    #5

    Re: deciphering using a 4 step method.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Is stoning someone considered friendly?
    I thought it was about getting stoned. Oops.

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    #6

    Re: deciphering using a 4 step method.

    Quote Originally Posted by philosophy152 View Post
    "After you stoned your friend, use a bronze knife to remove the pharaoh's internal organs through the incision".

    Can you please let me know if this is right by using the four step method in deciphering Complicated Sentences.

    Step 1: Locate the core parts and Conjunctions
    coordination - after, use
    core parts on the left: subject-you
    verb-stoned
    Core parts on the right: subject-Pharaoh
    verb-internal
    complement- incision
    Step 2: Study the modifiers
    (1) Stoned is an adjective describing what the subject shoud do.
    bronze knife-object
    Step 3: check vocabulary
    I am familiar with all the terms and do need to look-up
    Step 4: Paraphrase
    Once you have a corpse, make an incision and remove the internal organs.

    This is a pretty difficult sentence to understand without some context, plus it is written in a tongue -in- cheek way which you don't get from just one sentence.
    In case anyone is interested here is the link.

    How to Mummify a Pharoah

    I'm not really familiar with this "4 step method" but isn't use a verb here, subject (You)?...(you) use a bronze knife ect.

    Also, I think your paraphrasing is a bit inaccurate. Once you have a corpse isn't a point that's made in this sentence, however, punishing your "friend" is. (He is being stoned rather than getting stoned. You need to read the passage to understand this though. )

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    Last edited by SanMar; 10-May-2011 at 05:49. Reason: typo ty FF

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    #7

    Re: deciphering using a 4 step method.

    so how would you paraphrase the sentence?

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    #8

    Re: deciphering using a 4 step method.

    Quote Originally Posted by philosophy152 View Post
    so how would you paraphrase the sentence?

    If I hadn't read the passage I really wouldn't understand the use of the word friend here but since I have, I would paraphrase like this:

    After punishing your friend, make an incision and remove Pharaoh's internal organs.

    In my opinion, of course.

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    #9

    Re: deciphering using a 4 step method.

    Thanks for your input.

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