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Re: Book Art Criticism: New Thoughts



"ANGELA B. COBB" wrote:

> 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?
>
> The sentence IMPLIES a person who will. . .:   rules that exist to make
> > > the language/the text possible (for us) to read and understand.  (read
> pronounced as reed)
>
> If we were talking about the text, it would read " . . .the text possible to
> be read
> and (to be) understood.  (read pronounced as red)
>

Very nicely explained and thank you very much for clearing my head, Angela! --
Yixi

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