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Posted by on Jul. 18, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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  • anacoluthon       \an-uh-kuh-LOO-thahn\
  • DEFINITION       noun      : syntactical inconsistency or incoherence within a sentence;especially : a shift in an unfinished sentence from one syntactic construction to another
  • DID YOU KNOW?   Looking at examples of -- never mind that, we can't think of any -- let us look at the history of "anacoluthon." (Or maybe we can think of an example. The shift in the preceding sentence from "looking at examples of" to "let us look at the root of" is one!) "Anacoluthon" traces back to Greek "anakolouthos," which means "inconsistent" and is a compound of "an-" ("not") and "akolouthos" ("following"). Anacolutha (the word's plural form) frequently occur in speech and in literary writing especially to express excited or distraught emotion or thoughts.





by on Jul. 18, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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fineyouguyswin
by on Jul. 18, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Thanks for sharing :O)

natesmom1228
by on Jul. 18, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Thanks

LovesFredric
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM

probably guilty of this one...

itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on Jul. 18, 2011 at 10:17 AM

TFS!

Jess1231
by on Jul. 18, 2011 at 10:18 AM
I've never heard that, thanks!
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nngmommy83
by on Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Never knew that had a name =)

Rogue35
by on Jul. 18, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Thanks for sharing.

Barabell
by on Jul. 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM

I've never heard of this one before.

mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jul. 19, 2011 at 2:28 PM


Quoting nngmommy83:

Never knew that had a name =)


elasmimi
by on Jul. 19, 2011 at 2:36 PM

You lost me at the pronunciation.

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