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    in order for them to

    Dear Forum Users,

    I am writing an essay and I want to say that we do not need to know that, for instance, 'This surgeon is a butcher' is a metaphor (or whatever), we understand the meaning.

    Can I say:

    "These figures of speech need not be named in order for them to operate in meaning construction"?

    Thank you.

    Csika

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    Re: in order for them to

    Quote Originally Posted by Csika View Post
    Can I say:

    "These figures of speech need not be named in order for them to operate in meaning construction"?
    No.

    You need to be more specific, for example:We do not need to label a metaphor as such in order to (be able to) understand it.

    or:

    We need to recognise a metaphor in order to (be able to) understand it.

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    Re: in order for them to

    Is 'in order for them to' technically possible in the original post?

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    Re: in order for them to

    Quote Originally Posted by Csika View Post
    Is 'in order for them to' technically possible in the original post?

    Csika
    I suppose you could say "Metaphors do not be named/identified/labeled in order for them to be understood".

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    Re: in order for them to

    I suppose you could say "Metaphors do not be named/identified/labeled in order for them to be understood".

    How about this one:

    Metaphors should not be named so that people could understand them.?

    Is the part in bold correct?

    Csika

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    Re: in order for them to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I suppose you could say "Metaphors do not be named/identified/labeled in order for them to be understood".
    I'm sorry, but "Metaphors do not be named" seems wrong to me.

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