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    #1

    This painting is about a town at night with dark lines

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    -"This painting is about a town at night with dark lines that reflect the night over the city, illuminated by a light blue sky. It means to me that even some things in life may be very hard, there will always be hope", analyzed Tim.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: This painting is about a town at night with dark lines

    Yes, the grammar seems to be just fine. But I can't help wondering what a town with dark lines is.

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    #3

    Re: This painting is about a town at night with dark lines

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    "This painting is about a town at night with dark lines that reflect representing the night over the city illuminated by a light blue sky. It means To me, it means that even if some things in life may be very hard, there will always be hope", analyzed reflected Tim.
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    #4

    Re: This painting is about a town at night with dark lines

    Dear Tarheel and teechar:

    First of all, thanks for all your help.

    The context is the following:

    Tim received the red folder and looked at a color print-out of the painting “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. After a few seconds of staring it, he spoke to his classmates.

    -"This painting is about a town at night with dark lines that reflect the night over the city, illuminated by a light blue sky. It means to me that even some things in life may be very hard, there will always be hope", analyzed Tim.

    *Tim is a young student, aged 14 years old.

    Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: This painting is about a town at night with dark lines

    Say:

    After a few seconds of looking at it....

    Tim uses idiosyncratic language. (He knows what he means, but nobody else does.)

    I still don't know what dark lines are, nor do I see how they can reflect anything. And how can a city at night be illuminated by a light blue sky?

    (Tim left out a word. Do you know what it is?)
    Last edited by Tarheel; 23-Jan-2017 at 04:37. Reason: Insert missing parenthesis

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    #6

    Re: This painting is about a town at night with dark lines

    I would say that a painting if of something, not about something.
    In "Starry, Starry Night", I'd assume the stars have something to do with the light, given their size. A light blue sky cannot illuminate anything. Whatever is illuminating the night sky is also illuminating the town.

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    Re: This painting is about a town at night with dark lines

    Dear Tarheel and Raymontt:

    Thanks for your help.

    Tarheel you are right.

    I do not know what means Tim left out a word

    Is related with the idiosyncratic language?

    Thanks!

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    #8

    Re: This painting is about a town at night with dark lines

    Tim should have used "even if some things" as teechar has corrected in #3.

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    #9

    Re: This painting is about a town at night with dark lines

    I was thinking of "though" but "if" works there too.

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