|GPY Here it means "speed" or "rate".|
rpshCould you tell me what clip means here?I'm not sure of the origin, but it simply refers to the rate of speed -- the pace. "A fast clip" is an expression which has been around as long as I have.
He can still run at a pretty good clip! It's casual -- probably classified as an ...
|goronsky Never did the 'college thing'. Maybe I should attend a few classes. The 23-year-olds who are teaching English at my 14-year-old daughter's school need help! The periodic memos sent to the house are atrocious, laden with grammatical and punctuational (is ...|
|goronsky I'd love to write a book that encompasses (and more-than-adequately addresses) just the most thorny punctuation conundrums—one that is unique, and solely focuses on the punctuational dilemmas encountered by writers. I would call it Goronsky's ...|
Hi! everyone. Could you rephrase the coloured sentences to help me understand? It's a vision that, in his religious poems, leads him to strip away centuries of myth-making to present Adam and Eve or the Virgin Mary as ordinary people, with the ...
"in his religious poems" interrupts the sentence like a hiccup. (This is allowed, by the way.)
But I'm still wondering, what is the vision?
Is it the obsession which compelled him to write the poems?
|silak12 The context-|
From his vantage point of outsider, Enright cast a wry and witty eye over the post-colonial societies he found himself in. He is alert to the ludicrous corruption of "officialese", whether it's an interview panel's misinterpretation ...
|Avangi Thanks for the context, silak.|
Based on this, I think "a vision" equals "an insight."
(He possesses a type of vision/insight which allows him to grasp what's really going on.)
"A vision" often means "a dream," in the figurative sense. That is, a ...
AnonymousCan you say both 'We live by the...You can say either, yes. But keep in mind that many would not consider them to be synonymous. It would depend on one's religion. ...
|Blue Jay In my view, it is still incorrect. |
The Corpus of Contemporary American Usage lists 6264 citations for consists of, 1204 for comprises, and only 3 for comprises of.
The British National Corpus lists 2124 citations for consists of, 883 for comprises, and ...
Blue JayThe Corpus of Contemporary American...Yikes! I think my method is easier. "Don't use the word 'comprise'."
|Mister Micawber Also, this is an American Heritage Dictionary usage note that I usually refer students to:|
The traditional rule states that the whole comprises the parts and the partscompose the whole. In strict usage: The Union comprises 50 states. ...
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