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English guru's! I have a question.

Can I use the word static in this sentence to refer to language? Does it make sense?

"Different languages, different dialects – they were all static in my mind."

It is within the context of how I never gave much thought to language as a living changing entity.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on May. 24, 2011 in

Answers (8)
  • I think its okay, static in this sentence refers to unchanging

    Answer by yesmaam at 10:52 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • I don't like how the sentence sounds using static. I like unchanging or unvarying better.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • I wold edit like this:

    "I never gave any thought to language as an a living, changing organism; all languages and dialects were a static entity to me."

    Answer by dwmom2008 at 10:55 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • rolling on floorYeah, just use spell check, not like me!


    Answer by dwmom2008 at 10:56 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • I like dwmom's better.

    Answer by Dahis at 11:12 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • I like what dwmom said too, b/c those are your words - and they are better! I think you sounded better in the sentence you addressed to US b/c it was more natural, and the first sentence was just OK b/c you were trying to force it.

    I also think the first sentence is good. Could you add the other sentence somewhere?

    I also think using static is a great idea if you use the word dynamic elswhere to contrast it.

    Good luck!


    Answer by FelipesMom at 11:34 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • Different languages and different dialects are all static in my mind.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:51 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • and there's no apostrophe in a plural. gurus, not guru's.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on May. 26, 2011

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