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    "...as being..."

    Hi there,

    Can anyone tell me whether this sentence should include "being" or not, please?

    The novella represents this violation as being positive because the disruptive figure is a feminine figure

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    Re: "...as being..."

    Quote Originally Posted by col89 View Post
    Hi there,

    Can anyone tell me whether this sentence should include "being" or not, please?

    The novella represents this violation as being positive because the disruptive figure is a feminine figure.
    Yes, it should and it does.
    What does the sentence mean? I'm not sure I get it. I can't think of a situation where a violation is positive on the strength of a disruptive figure being feminine.

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    Re: "...as being..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, it should and it does.
    What does the sentence mean? I'm not sure I get it. I can't think of a situation where a violation is positive on the strength of a disruptive figure being feminine.
    Haha! It's for college, so it doesn't make sense without the entire essay.

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    Re: "...as being..."

    Quote Originally Posted by col89 View Post
    it doesn't make sense without the entire essay.
    I have my doubts about whether it would make much sense even with the entire essay.

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    #5

    Re: "...as being..."

    Quote Originally Posted by col89 View Post
    Haha! It's for college, so it doesn't make sense without the entire essay.
    I suspected as much. I hope you've read the gender mood of your English Department adequately.

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    #6

    Re: "...as being..."

    Oh, okay.

    Any suggestions for rewording it, perhaps?

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    #7

    Re: "...as being..."

    Quote Originally Posted by col89 View Post
    Oh, okay.

    Any suggestions for rewording it, perhaps?
    But you've just suggested that one has to understand the entire essay to achieve a sympathetic understanding of that sentence. How could we reword it? In any case, we can't help with homework.

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    Re: "...as being..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    But you've just suggested that one has to understand the entire essay to achieve a sympathetic understanding of that sentence. How could we reword it? In any case, we can't help with homework.
    Yes, I think this is the case, truly. I'm just a little nervous about submission, so I get slightly concerned if someone thinks something needs rewording!

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    #9

    Re: "...as being..."

    I guess you mean that the violation is not seen as objectionable when the actor is female instead of male.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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