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    Arrow A Dentist With Bad Teeth

    A dentist with bad teeth is to a hairdresser with bad hair.
    Is this sentence grammatical?

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    Re: A Dentist With Bad Teeth

    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyA View Post
    Is this sentence grammatical?
    No.
    1. Bad teeth to a dentist is as bad hair to a hairdresser.
    2. Bad teeth is to a dentist as bad hair is to a hairdresser.
    3. A dentist with bad teeth is as a hairdresser with bad hair.
    4. A dentist with bad teeth is similar/analogous to a hairdresser with bad hair.

    You can't just say, "A is to B". A proper sentence is "A is to B as C is to D" - ie. 2.
    Last edited by Raymott; 21-Aug-2011 at 04:54.

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