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An odd sentence.

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An odd sentence.

Postby pdh0224 » Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:18 am

Dear teacher,

The magazine's decision to expand into film criticism has already proved quite popular with readers, Ms. Gilman said, though chemists are about as easy to please as movie critics.

Q : I think the sentence is odd to me because "though" isn't match with "easy" when it comes to the context, is it? I consider the message the writer want to show us is that Although chemists are not good at criticizing film, they are popular with readers as a movie critic.

I believe this is correct.

The magazine's decision to expand into film criticism has already proved quite popular with readers, Ms. Gilman said, though chemists are about as hard to please as movie critics.

OR

The magazine's decision to expand into film criticism has already proved quite popular with readers, Ms. Gilman said, though chemists are not about as easy to please as movie critics.


What do you think?
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Re: An odd sentence.

Postby EC » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:30 am

pdh0224 wrote:The magazine's decision to expand into film criticism has already proved quite popular with readers, Ms. Gilman said, though chemists are about as easy to please as movie critics. :r:

Q : I think the sentence is odd to me because "though" isn't match with "easy" when it comes to the context, is it? I consider the message the writer want to show us is that Although chemists are not good at criticizing film, they are popular with readers as a movie critic.

I believe this is correct.

The magazine's decision to expand into film criticism has already proved quite popular with readers, Ms. Gilman said, though chemists are about as hard to please as movie critics. :r:

OR

The magazine's decision to expand into film criticism has already proved quite popular with readers, Ms. Gilman said, though chemists are not about as easy to please as movie critics. :w:

The original sentence is correct. And so is your first sentence. The writer uses easy in humour (sarcasm - the lowest form of wit), since we all know that film critics are not easy to please.

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