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Old 06-27-2009, 01:33 AM   #1
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Sentence Exercise

This sentence was written by someone with too much time on their hands.

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I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunications incomprehensibleness


First word, one letter.
Second word, two letters.
Third word, three letters.
etc.
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:44 AM   #2
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Ten word sentence made entirely of two letter words.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:17 AM   #3
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I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality, counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunications incomprehensibleness.
Huh. It does actually diagram grammatically after all.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:22 AM   #4
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I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunications incomprehensibleness
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Huh. It does actually diagram grammatically after all.
Isn't illegibly an adverb, which means it has to modify perplexing, rather than handwriting?
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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Yes, but it's not totally out of line to use illegibly like that. Something could be "illegibly huge" or "illegibly ugly." Awkward, but not strictly incorrect.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:38 AM   #6
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True - adverbs can also modify modifiers.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:22 AM   #7
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This topic just discussed on Car Talk.

Woot!
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #8
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What is special about this sentence exercise?

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Hey be seedy, eh, effigy, hate shy jakey yellow man; oh, peek, you're rusty, you've double, you ex-wise head.
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read it aloud.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:22 PM   #9
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What kind of fuzzy furriner are you to say "zed" instead of "zee?"
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:29 PM   #10
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Zed's dead.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:44 PM   #11
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Zed? Wasn't he the general in Superman II?
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:58 PM   #12
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No, he was the "soon to be in agonizing pain rapist" in Pulp Fiction.
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:11 PM   #13
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:45 PM   #14
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