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    Grammaticality test

    Hi people,
    The following is a question that I derived from Skinner's sentence 'Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.'
    - What survives when what has been learned has been forgotten is education?
    I would like to know if the question is grammatical and, if it is, sounds too odd.

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    #2

    Re: Grammaticality test

    It's not a question.

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    Re: Grammaticality test

    Welcome to the forums. ernei.

    - What survives when what has been learned has been forgotten is education?

    That is not grammatical.

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    #4

    Re: Grammaticality test

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums. ernei.

    - What survives when what has been learned has been forgotten is education?

    That is not grammatical.
    Thank you!

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    #5

    Re: Grammaticality test

    'Is education what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten?'

    Is it grammatical?

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    #6

    Re: Grammaticality test

    Yes. I found the original sentence to be constructed in a needlessly complicated way but it was grammatical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Grammaticality test

    It is indeed grammatical and it was written by this man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._F._Skinner

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    Re: Grammaticality test

    Ah, a psychologist and philosopher. That explains the needlessly complicated construction!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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