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  1. Ksunya's Avatar

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    Smile is this correct? ;)

    hi
    Is this sentence correct? can I say contribute in this sentence? or should I use another verb?

    So, in such a way, 'merely technical trick', brilliantly forethought and fulfulled, contribures to deepening and revealing of characters and play's idea.

    Thanks in advance
    Ksu

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    Re: is this correct? ;)

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    Contributes is OK here, but there are many other problems with your sentence.
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    Re: is this correct? ;)

    Yes, I know...but after translating this sentence from russian, I m so confused that can't find any.
    what are they?
    Last edited by Ksunya; 13-Dec-2006 at 15:14.

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    Re: is this correct? ;)

    So, the use of a mere 'technical trick', brilliantly thought out and delivered, contributes to the depth and portrayal of the characters and interpretation of the play.



    Maybe I've gone too far

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    Re: is this correct? ;)

    Well, what can I say. I have been learning english for several years and now it struck me I don't know anything this to contribute turned to be the only word that is correct. Funny. Thanks for help

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    Re: is this correct? ;)

    As I said, perhaps I have used too much license. The original is probably very different. I interpreted your interpretation, which is not always a good thing. Your English is OK

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    Re: is this correct? ;)

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    With minimal changes:

    So, such a 'merely technical trick', brilliantly conceived and realised, contributes to deepening and revealing the characters and the theme [?] of the play.


    If merely technical trick is not a direct quote, it should need no quotation marks. I would also like to use a variation on curmudgeon's version: the depth of character portrayal.
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