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    english common understanding question

    Which type of grammar this sentence follows?
    1 Arm is to hand then Leg is for what?
    2 Beautiful is for Beauty then Young is for what?

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    Re: english common understanding question

    Hello;
    Please note I'm not a teacher;
    I hope the following will answer your question.

    I'd say it is a question for a simile; simile is figure of speech based on comparison.

    1 Arm is to hand then Leg is for what?
    You could say :
    Arm is to hand like leg is to foot. (simile)

    2 Beautiful is for Beauty then Young is for what?
    []adj] ------------------> [noun] ........[adj] -------------->?


    Cheers;


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    Re: english common understanding question

    Beautiful is for Beauty then Young is for what?

    Something that possesses the attribute of beauty is beautiful.
    Something that possesses the attribute of youth is young.

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    Re: english common understanding question

    Arm is to hand as leg is to foot.
    Beautiful is to beauty as young is to youth.


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