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  1. Cap1034
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    Is this sentence sophisticated?

    Alfred Hitchcock's flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else.

    Flair is often used like this.
    His flair for....is ....

    But this case is a bit odd.
    His flair was for narrative.

    Is this a sophisticated sentence structure?
    Or is it just literal like "his flair was his narrative."?

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    Re: Is this sentence sophisticated?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    Alfred Hitchcock's flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else.

    Flair is often used like this.
    His flair for....is ....

    But this case is a bit odd.
    His flair was for narrative.

    Is this a sophisticated sentence structure?
    Or is it just literal like "his flair was his narrative."?
    In this use, "flair" means natural ability, talent.

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    Re: Is this sentence sophisticated?

    I have never seen sophisticated collocated with sentence, have you?


  4. Cap1034
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    Re: Is this sentence sophisticated?

    What I was asking is not that.
    What I want to know is whether this sentence structure is sophisticated.

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