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    confusion about a sentense

    Hello,

    I just got confused with below paragraph, especially the first two sentences. At source, below paragraph with an illustration where many fancy cars were put together.

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    /Of the year. It's easy to overlook that part. Car of the Year is not Car We Like the Most, regardless of context. Otherwise we'd still be talking about the Acura NSX. Rather, Car of the Year is a critical examination of where the automotive industry is at a given point in time./

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    http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos...h?ocid=DELLDHP

    Question:
    I never encounter this kind of expression before, put ‘Of the year’ at the beginning of a paragraph and capitalized the letter ‘O’. And for the second sentence, I don’t understand ‘that part’ refers to which part. Can anybody give me an explanation within the context for the original first and second sentence?

    I think "that part" refers to something that should be before "Of the year" at the beginning of the quoted original paragraph.(It's something modify "Of the year"). Is my understanding correct?

    Thank you very very much!

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    Re: confusion about a sentense

    The writer should have set of the initial "Of the year" in quotes, since he is emphasizing that part of the article's title. It's not a complete sentence, but rather a sentence fragment that the writer is highlighting to make a point.

    It's like writing an article with the title: Daryl Dixon is the Best Fighter in the Zombie Apocalypse

    (And then my article continues as follows:)"In the zombie apocalypse." It's important to remember that qualifier. Daryl is not the biggest or tallest person in the world, but he is an expert with a crossbow and in a world where noise attracts zombies and bullets are limited, that weapon makes him the best person to have in your group.


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    Re: confusion about a sentense

    "Of the year" is part​ of the phrase "Car of the Year".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: confusion about a sentense

    Oh, I got it. Thank you so much Jill!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Dec-2014 at 18:51. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: confusion about a sentense

    Thank you, emsr2d2
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Dec-2014 at 18:50. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: confusion about a sentense

    sum41111, clicking on the 'Thank' button can obviate the need for a new post saying 'Thank you', such is one of the many unwritten rules on this forum.

    Not a teacher.

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