1 Verby Many Forms?

a: A participle ~
b: a man taking more than one wife

What: "Welcome to this week's edition of strange analogies!: "A participle is like a man taking more than one wife" - My English teacher"

Writer: JPKilla
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 10 2013 4:01 PM

Some Wild Phrasing

a: Participle phrase ~
b: a whippet in heat

What: "People had been putting down English movies forever, and Durgnat with his first-generation English was withering about these people, and saw the critics of English movies as being toadies to American imperialism. You gotta love him, but it's his sentences that are beyond me. I can read paragraph after paragraph and never get the gist of what he's saying, for each participle phrase is like a whippet in heat, and writhes like a live wire"

Writer: Kevin Killian
Date: Oct 10 2013 4:17 PM

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