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    Smile Such power has the mind

    Which is correct? Also, explain the reason ,plz...
    ①Such power has the mind over the body.
    ②Such power does the mind have over the body.

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    Re: Such power has the mind

    ①Such power has the mind over the body.
    ②Such power does the mind [indeed] have over the body. <emphatic>


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    Re: Such power has the mind

    ...and here, where you start with "Such power...", use the 'does' construction : the two complement each other (and the use of 'such' in this sentence cries out for it) to raise this statement to the level of an emphatic 'truth', an adage.

    That holds true when 'such' is used as an adjective, followed directly by a noun, as here... and you want to be that emphatic.

    It can also be used as a pronoun, as Shakespeare did, when he wrote, referring to the power of the monarchy at that time to command:
    "Such is the breath of kings."
    So don't get me wrong: not all the time - appropriate to the sentence construction, and how emphatic you wish to be.
    Last edited by David L.; 15-Apr-2009 at 14:57.

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