[Ads-l] Long sentence about a car

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 30 16:20:28 UTC 2015


I find it tough to understand out of context. I take the "from" to mean
"away from, and "get a push" to mean "be moved", or just "move": "It's to
get ... a ... push ... away from ..." becomes "It's to move away from..."



DanG

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 8:25 PM, Brian Hitchcock <brianhi at skechers.com>
wrote:

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> I realize this is OK grammatically, and it even makes sense eventually,
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>  what would you call this style/construction, and how could it be fixed to
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> be more digestible?  -bwh
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> (From Car and Driver online)
> It's to get kind of a little push maybe from being a long sedan with a
> fron=
> t engine that makes me have to wait to get the car turned and pointed
> towar=
> d the apex and then roll into the power.
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