LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/MAI/2006 9:01 PM|
|Assunto:||Don't Gimme All That Parallelism|
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1. It was both a long ceremony and very tedious.
2. The ceremony was both long and tedious.
3. I thought of the ceremony as both long and tedious.
4. The ceremony struck me as both long and tedious.
5. The ceremony seemed both long and tedious to me.
6. To me the ceremony seemed...
7. I regarded the ceremony both long...
8. The ceremony host talked endlessly about the various vicissitudes a gecko goes through/experiences upon losing its tail to its quick-thinking predators. S/he then repeated himself/herself backwards, his/her voice getting thunderoulsy louder and louder and then whisperingly lower and lower.
1 = Faulty parallelism.
2 = Corrected version
3 = Me.
4 = Me.
5 = Me.
6 = Me.
7 = Me.
8 = Me.
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