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下面的句子好象有一点小错误! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-11-24 20:59:22 |Display all floors
今日双语新闻的原文中有这样一个句子:Thousands of people voted on the White House Web site to name the national turkey "Marshmallow" and an alternate called "Yam."

我认为called这个词是多余的!

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Post time 2005-11-25 01:27:58 |Display all floors

我认为called这个词是多余的!

I agree.

LONG-WINDED DISCUSSION :)
Given the structure of that sentence,
inserting "called" is not only unnecessary
but somewhat incorrect: the voting
process named the alternative bird "Yam."

I.E., The voting process did not select a
bird *called* "Yam." The voting process
selected the name "Yam."

NEWS QUOTE:
The voting was for pre-selected pairs of names. ``Marshmallow and Yam'' received 27 percent of the total, edging out ``Wattle and Snood,'' which got 26 percent. ``Democracy and Freedom'' and ``Blessing and Beauty'' each got 20 percent.

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Post time 2005-11-25 23:00:48 |Display all floors

有一点小错误

Just an opinion:

I dont't  think the word "called" 这个词是多余的

This is an intentional loaded statement as if "Yam" is added as an afterthought for want of a better choice.

The writter is trying to sway the readers through a common but subtle trick by calling the latter as just "an altenate called Yam" so as to cast it in a lesser light as a pretender.

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Post time 2005-11-26 01:25:37 |Display all floors

loaded statement ...

是不值得新闻工作者杂技!

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