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    Meaning of this sentence

    Hi

    could you please tell me the meaning of this sentence Sweet are the uses of adversity .

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    Re: Meaning of this sentence

    It doesn't mean anything to me. Where did you find it?

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    Re: Meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It doesn't mean anything to me. Where did you find it?

    Hi,

    Its an example given for the topic Subject and predicate i could understand the meaning of this sentence.

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    Re: Meaning of this sentence

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    "Sweet are the uses of adversity," is a quote of Shakespeare. No wonder it doesn't make sense to some people. By the way, 'sweet' is not plural, so in modern English, you'll say 'sweet is', not 'sweet are'.
    The quote basically means that although there are conditions which are difficult to bear with these conditions have their own uses. They make us strong and teach us to move forward bravely.
    http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_the...s_of_adversity
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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    Re: Meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    By the way, 'sweet' is not plural, so in modern English, you'll say 'sweet is', not 'sweet are'.
    I am not a teacher.

    'Sweet are' is correct. The subject of the verb is 'uses' not 'sweet'.

    'Sweet are the uses of adversity' = 'The uses of adversity are sweet'.

    PS. There are a lot of mistakes in the text you linked to.

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