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Re: Book Art Criticism: New Thoughts



The sentence is OK.  In this sort of sentence there is an implicit "for one"
between "possible" and "to".

MJS


>From: Yixi Zhang <zyx@UVIC.CA>
>Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
>      <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>Subject: Re: Book Art Criticism: New Thoughts
>Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 16:51:19 -0700
>
>I don't mean to be a brat.  But I've got a couple of burning questions that
>I
>hope to get some answers from you:
>
>1) WRT text, is a blank book a book?  If not, why not?  If so, does it
>necessarily have less artistic value than the ones that have texts,
>everything
>else being equal?
>
>2) Being an ESL student, I can't spell in English and get the English
>grammar
>wrong all the time.  One reason is that native speakers don't always follow
>the
>grammatical rules, even when they are talking about grammar.  For instance:
>
>Bertha Rogers wrote:
>
> > The artist is ultimally responsible, assuming it's a one-of-a-kind
> > work, and that's what I'm talking about here, for the spelling and
> > grammar.  And there are rules of grammar--rules that exist to make
> > the language/the text possible to read and understand.
>
>Isn't the last sentence odd?  I thought that people who read and
>understand, but
>texts are to be read and understood.  Or this is another one of those
>English
>idioms that is grammatical but illogical?
>
>I really don't mean to offend anyone on the list but I'm here to learn.
>My
>questions may be unavoidably annoying to some, and I apologize for that.
>
>Yixi Zhang from Victoria,  B.C. Canada
>
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