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  1. Unregistered
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    I've read in a children's magazine, and it has a title of a story called, The Real Fairy Tales. I feel that there is something not right with that sentence. And recently I asked my teacher, she said it was a grammatical term in english. Please if you can, find out what that grammatical term is.

    Many thanks,

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  2. Natalie27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    I've read in a children's magazine, and it has a title of a story called, The Real Fairy Tales. I feel that there is something not right with that sentence. And recently I asked my teacher, she said it was a grammatical term in english. Please if you can, find out what that grammatical term is.

    Many thanks,

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    Are you asking about "The Real Fairy Tales"?
    "The Real Fairy" sounds like an oxymoron...it's a rhetorical figure of speech. Something like a "friendly argument" or a "medium large coffee", "deafening silence"etc. These are terms that contradict each other. Fairy is anything but real.
    Last edited by Natalie27; 18-Nov-2004 at 08:28.

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