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  1. angliholic's Avatar
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    Smile It's a sad scene/sight/scenario to see

    It's a sad scene/sight/scenario to see an old lady living alone in such a small, dirty place.



    Do all of the bolded words fit in the above and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    Re: It's a sad scene/sight/scenario to see

    yep

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    Re: It's a sad scene/sight/scenario to see

    A "sad sight" works best for me.

    But I recoil at all the s's in the sentence.
    Even when we're reading, a series of words beginning with "s" (or a series of words beginning with any one letter) jars the inner ear.
    It's a sad sight to see an old lady living alone in such a small, dirty place.

    See what I mean? Five words beginning with "s".

    I think this sounds better:
    It's sad to see an old lady living alone in such a tiny, dirty place.

    edward
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    [quote=angliholic;240103]It's a sad scene/sight/scenario to see an old lady living alone in such a small, dirty place.
    Last edited by baqarah131; 28-Dec-2007 at 02:55. Reason: I was typing in the wrong part of the screen.

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    Re: It's a sad scene/sight/scenario to see

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    yep
    Thanks, Carl.

    Quote Originally Posted by baqarah131 View Post
    A "sad sight" works best for me.

    But I recoil at all the s's in the sentence.
    Even when we're reading, a series of words beginning with "s" (or a series of words beginning with any one letter) jars the inner ear.
    It's a sad sight to see an old lady living alone in such a small, dirty place.

    See what I mean? Five words beginning with "s".

    I think this sounds better:
    It's sad to see an old lady living alone in such a tiny, dirty place.

    edward
    Best wishes in 2008
    Thanks, Edward.
    I find the bolded line--But I recoil at all the s's in the sentence--in you post very special, and I wonder if I could say the following instead:

    I draw back/flinch/squinch at all the s's in the sentence.

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    Re: It's a sad scene/sight/scenario to see

    "I flinch at" would have about the same meaning, but I still prefer "recoil."
    Strictly speaking, I should have said "recoil from" rather than "recoil at," but I was being colloquial.
    "Draw back" sounds weak in this context. I don't know "squinch."

    Tough questions, sometimes, but I won't flinch or draw back from answering.

    regards
    edward


    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Edward.
    I find the bolded line--But I recoil at all the s's in the sentence--in you post very special, and I wonder if I could say the following instead:

    I draw back/flinch/squinch at all the s's in the sentence.
    "

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    Re: It's a sad scene/sight/scenario to see

    Thanks, Edward.

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