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    Question ' a big draw'

    Hello,

    what is the meaning of 'a big draw' here. This is from the news about Oscar Wilde's tomb being shielded from kisses.

    Ross's own remains were in 1950 placed inside the tomb, which is a big draw but nevertheless fares better than the nearby much-abused grave of Doors singer Jim Morrison, who died in Paris in 1971 at the age of 27.
    Does it mean it draws (attracts) people to the tomb?

    Non-language question - Is that the picture of the angel mentioned in the news? If so, is it a bit strange that it has mongoloid features?

    Thank you

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    Re: ' a big draw'

    Yes, it attracts people.

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    Re: ' a big draw'

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes, it attracts people.
    @SoothingDave, thank you.

    So, 'draw' means 'attract'. But 'it is a big attract' does not seem right. I mean it would have to be 'it is a big attraction', right? Are there any rules about this?

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    Re: ' a big draw'

    It needs to be a noun form, which is why it would be "attraction" and not "attract."

    "Draw" works as a verb or noun.

    A "big attraction" could refer to the physical size of the attraction and not the size of the crowd it attracts.

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    Re: ' a big draw'

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It needs to be a noun form, which is why it would be "attraction" and not "attract."

    "Draw" works as a verb or noun.

    A "big attraction" could refer to the physical size of the attraction and not the size of the crowd it attracts.

    @SoothingDave, thank you for this explanation.

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