2010년 12월 19일 일요일

Some sentences

  • "The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly—you usually don't use it at all. It uses you."

  • I decide that certain heresies are ridiculous and unworthy of any credit, not so much because the world of science says, ‘It is not so!’ but because the world of nonscience says, ‘It is’, so enthusiastically. It is not so much that I have confidence in scientists’ being right, but that I have so much in nonscientists’ being wrong.”

  • It is not so much that learners acquire structures or models to understand the world, but they participate in frameworks that have structure. Learning involves participation in a community of practice."

  • ... it is not so much that one kind of sentence is to be preferred over another but that a good craftsperson uses the right tool for the right job and doesn't use the same tool all the time.


  • No series of reflections on student writing would be complete without at least a mention of misplaced modifiers and the dangling participle, those impish saboteurs of seriousness. Like the run-on sentence, such errors are ultimately a breakdown of thinking. It is not so much that the student fails to apply a rule. It is rather that he fails to grasp the point of the rule. He fails to see how, in an uninflected language like English, logical and syntactic connections are expressed largely through word order.

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