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    like a synonym of

    Like a synonym of speech, which is the general term, address implies some degree of formality

    The word like here is incorrect but I don't know how to correct it, nor do I understand what is this sentence about. Can some one help me please?

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    Re: like a synonym of

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post
    Like a synonym of speech, which is the general term, address implies some degree of formality

    The word like here is incorrect but I don't know how to correct it, nor do I understand what is this sentence about. Can some one help me please?
    The only way I can make any sense out of it is to remove the first word completely and start the sentence with "A".

    A synonym of speech, which is the general term, address implies some degree of formality.

    It means that the word "address", which is a synonym of the word "speech", is a more formal word than "speech".

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    Re: like a synonym of

    Well done, ems. I couldn't makes any sense of it at all.

    When you are writing about words, vkhu, please distinguish the actual words from your question by using quotation marks (" " or ' '] as ems did, or italics or bold type.

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    Re: like a synonym of

    For those who think my previous post is a little prescriptive, compare these sentences:

    I understand and and but but not or or nor.

    I understand 'and' and 'but', but not 'or' or 'nor'.
    I understand and and but, but not or or nor.
    I understand and and but, but not or or nor.
    I understand
    and and but, but not or or nor.


    I think you'll agree that the sentences in blue are easier to understand than the italicised one.
    Last edited by 5jj; 17-Jun-2012 at 11:11. Reason: typo

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