Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 01:17 pm
A: Where is interesting?
B: www.able2know.com/forums.

Do you think the structure "where is interesting" is acceptable or perfect? Please analyze it grammatically and rhetorically. Thanks.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 01:20 pm
Hmmm, no, it's missing something. "Where can I find a discussion forum?" works. "What part of that is interesting?" works. "Which of these forums are the most interesting?" works.

Can you elaborate a bit on what question is meant to be asked?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 01:26 pm
I can think of a way that it makes sense.

Person A: I'm looking around at a bunch of sites.

Person B: What is interesting? [Would probably be more like "Do you see anything interesting?"]

Person A: This site called Able2Know is pretty interesting.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 01:31 pm
Interesting is an adjective, it needs to describe a noun.

"Where is interesting? " does not contain a noun.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 01:39 pm
Romance languages usually imply the person within the verb. So one can make sentences such as: "¿Donde es interesante?" (Spanish) or "Dov'è interessante?" (Italian). "Es" and "è" imply an undefined third person singular.
That would translate to: "Where is it interesting?".
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 02:18 pm
Yup, an example is:

"Importante é falar corretamente"
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oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2003 04:42 pm
Nice mates, you-all are perfect!
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