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    "colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints", please analyze this sentence for me, i can hardly get it across

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    Re: question

    Quote Originally Posted by Chinavivian View Post
    "Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints." Please analyze this sentence for me. I can hardly get it across understand it.
    As you have been shown, this has already been answered. Please also see my corrections to your post above. Remember the following rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: question

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com, Chinavivian!

    Please note that a better title would have been 'Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:
    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: question

    'Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints, because colleges and convents are eclipsed by geniuses and saints respectively.'
    May I say so?

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    Re: question

    No. You can't just take someone's quote and add a load of words to it. What benefit do you think your version has?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: question

    Thanks for your suggestion.I'll take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinavivian View Post
    Thanks for your suggestion.I'll take it.
    Who was this comment directed at?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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