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    question about a specific sentence

    Hello.
    In thie forum, is it allowed to ask a question on any specific sentence?
    If so, could anyone please explain the structure of the sentence below which I've found in a corpus?

    Accents are emphatically American, with Jenny Galloway's frustrated wench a Brooklynese triumph.

    Is "wench" and "a Brooklynese triumph" appositions in this sentence?
    What exactly is the sentence saying?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: question about a specific sentence

    Yes – you can ask a question about specific sentences — the more specific the better.

    Without further context, I assume that Jenny Galloway is an actress playing the part of an unfulfilled young woman with an authentic Brooklyn accent.

    A better thread title would have been 'wench' and 'a Brooklynese triumph'
    as that is what your question is about.


    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-May-2012 at 09:00.

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    Re: question about a specific sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes you can ask a question about specific sentences the more specific the better.

    Without further context, I assume that Jenny Galloway is an actress playing the part of an unfulfilled young woman with an authentic Brooklyn accent.

    A better thread title would have been 'wench' and 'a Brooklynese triumph'
    as that is what your question is about.


    Rover
    Thank you very much for your reply and your advice. I'll try to be more specific about the thread title next time!

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