Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. suprunp's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Apr 2011
    • Posts: 599
    #1

    the sense of an act of memory continually performed

    Steadily though, as if he were leaving the haven of some second childhood, even these reference points seemed to be withdrawn from him, to be replaced by a rushing chaos, the sense of an act of memory continually performed without relief, a hidden river in the night, from which might sometimes surface unbidden some fragment of an event drifting like a dead branch amid the unidentifiable rubbish of the tides. . . .
    (Viriconium; M. John Harrison)

    Would you be so kind as to tell me whether it should be read as 'the sense of an act of memory being continually performed without relief'?

    Thanks.

  2. probus's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 3,458
    #2

    Re: the sense of an act of memory continually performed

    Yes. The "being" is usually omitted but understood as if present.

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] carried out/performed
    By Marina Gaidar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Apr-2014, 11:23
  2. performed vs should have performed
    By youngbut in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Jan-2013, 11:51
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-Aug-2012, 11:14
  4. What is the difference between to act and to act upon?
    By hugsandkisses in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Feb-2009, 13:26
  5. performed in a play
    By bosun in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Apr-2008, 12:32

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •