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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The vernacular of Uldur was pedagogical in its aesthetics, the likes of which befitted the monasteries of Thuth or even Aäe. The edifices atop the archaic architecture fermented a fertile plethora of creative thought through which two images in my ...
|Blue Jay It is not at all clear. For example, the first sentence: |
The vernacular of Uldur was pedagogical in its aesthetics, the likes of which befitted the monasteries of Thuth or even Aäe.
I presume that Uldur, Thuth and Aäe are places. I know what the ...
|Anonymous The buildings of Uldur were like the buildings of Ancient Rome where Senators resided. The fabrication of the buildings were symmetrical and the laws of mathematics were relied on greatly in their construction. The white marble symbolizes ...|
|Blue Jay That's much clearer.|
Your opening sentence begins The vernacular of Uldur was pedagogical in its aesthetics.
Here are the meanings of the words (from the online Oxford Dictionary):
The vernacular: The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people ...
commented on their own question.
Punctuated correctly? I cannot recast. “The nineteen-seventies band was . . .” The hyphen, I believe, is needed because of the compound-modifier action. “The greatest nineteen-seventies' band was . . .” The hyphen, I believe, is needed because of the ...
|Clive Punctuated correctly? I cannot recast.|
The nineteen-seventies band was . . . Seems OK.
The greatest nineteen-seventies' band was . . . Same case as above. Drop the apostrophe.
But: "The actor was popular in the nineteen nineties." I dare say that in ...
|goronsky Thanks, Clive. I re-asked this question because I needed a second opinion.|
|goronsky I added the apostrophe because I found this in the CMOS FAQ:|
Q. I have suddenly become an editor and am having trouble on a daily basis with the numeric use of decades. First, is “the 90s” or “the ’90s” correct? We often see the apostrophe omitted ...
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