WOW: anacoluthon


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This week’s Word of the Week is: anacoluthon.

An anacoluthon is a grammatical construction that involves the break from one structure to another within the same sentence.

mrs_whiteAn example from the movie Clue:

I killed Yvette. I hated her, so much… it-it- the f – it -flam – flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breaths… Heathing..

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I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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