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I found a sentence... [Apr. 6th, 2005|01:02 pm]

The sentence is this: "Viewed in a temporal perspective on a derivation, this produces a metaphor of moving them from one place to another.".

(a) Can you tell me what it means without seeing it in context?
(b) Can you tell me what it means after seeing it in context?
(c) Whether or not you know what it means, is there some sense in which you could say you like it?

You see, I do not know what it means, but I like it anyway. I like the way the words look and sound together, and I like the way the sentence moves along.

[User Picture]From: flick
2005-04-06 12:15 pm (UTC)
a) If you looked at the change in their relationship as time went on, it was as though they were undergoing a journey.

b) (Having not read the whole thing) They are words that only appear relevent when you have read more of the text, and so their meaning changes with time. (I think.)

c) Yes.

I think I liked my meaning better. I certainly understand it better.

I shall now go and try to read the article.
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[User Picture]From: flick
2005-04-06 12:17 pm (UTC)
I shall now go and try to read the article.

I failed. I don't understand it.

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[User Picture]From: nou
2005-04-06 01:33 pm (UTC)
I think it's the author that failed, not you.
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