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    What is the meaning of this sentence

    Could anyone help me make sense of this obscure excerpt. Why is it that people write things with so much jargon that what they’re trying to say gets lost in the form!


    This is from a grammar Chinese book:

    “When an adjective is used predicatively with a nominal headword, the result is a clause or sentence”
    Last edited by Noego; 14-Apr-2007 at 07:34.


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    Re: What is the meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    Why is it that people write things with so much jargon that what they’re trying that the meaning is lost in the form!

    They falsely assume the reader understands their mumbo jumbo.
    Assumptions are sometimes the mother of all f.ck ups

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    Re: What is the meaning of this sentence

    Eureka. I got it.

    It simply means that the use of a predicate adjective implies a sentence/clause.

    "A fat dog"=phrase
    "The dog is fat"=Simple sentence, independent clause.

    Still, what does "nominal headword" means? Can anyone help?

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