Sentence-construction

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by tim840, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Bradley364 DIG HARD! Registered Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), wished that the sentence would not become a over
     
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  3. tim840 Registered Senior Member

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    "The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), wished that the sentence would not become a over..."

    :huh: a word beginning with a vowel may not follow the word "a."
     
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  5. Bradley364 DIG HARD! Registered Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), wished that the sentence would not become a idiotic
     
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  7. tim840 Registered Senior Member

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    Same mistake, Brad! The word after "a" must begin with a consonant!
     
  8. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), wished that the sentence would not become sentient
     
  9. tim840 Registered Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), wished that the sentence would not become sentient while
     
  10. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking
     
  11. Bradley364 DIG HARD! Registered Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange
     
  12. tim840 Registered Senior Member

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    Hold on a moment. I'm afraid this sentence no longer makes any sense. Does "wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange" refer to "that lady" or "the gigolo?" If it is meant to refer to the lady, then it does not make sense, because the first four words of the sentence, "The gigolo that that lady...," imply that the lady inflicted something or other upon the gigolo. And it cannot refer to the gigolo because then the lady has no purpose in the sentence. So we need to add the lady's infliction upon the gigolo between "periwinkle" and "wished."

    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used... wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange

    So continue the sentence in place of the "..." until it makes sense, then continue on after the latest progress of the sentence. If that made any sense.

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  13. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    I'm just not sure what the hell this sentence is about?

    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to ....... wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange
     
  14. tim840 Registered Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play...wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange

    Without all of its modifying clauses, the sentence says: "The gigolo that that lady...used to play (object)...wished...(object)
     
  15. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play violin, wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange
     
  16. tim840 Registered Senior Member

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    Edit:

    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play violin with, wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange

    Now the sentence makes grammatical sense, and shall continue on without interruption. Hopefully.
     
  17. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play violin with, wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange purple
     
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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play violin with, wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange purple weeds
     
  19. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play violin with, wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange purple weeds which
     
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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play violin with, wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange purple weeds which smell
     
  21. tim840 Registered Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play violin with, wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange purple weeds which smell, surprisingly,
     
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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play violin with, wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange purple weeds which smell, surprisingly, of
     
  23. tim840 Registered Senior Member

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    The gigolo that that lady, who recently discombobulated an organized brothel with nothing but some angry chickens who once calibrated, with three ridiculously dressed yodelers in a dirty brothel, a mentally enraged group of mutated lemmings, and Tom Green (a diabolical comedian who likes the color periwinkle), used to play violin with, wished that the sentence would not become sentient while smoking strange purple weeds which smell, surprisingly, of old
     

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