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Re: Focus, interrogatives

From:Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 2, 1999, 20:16
At 8:00 am -0700 2/6/99, Matt Pearson wrote:
>Ray Brown wrote (among many other things): > >>I think it gets confusing thinking around focus and comment. They are two >>separate idea. 'Comment' contrasts with 'topic' and is simply what is >>topic. 'focus' is found, if the sentence has one, as part of the comment: >>the part that focusses our attention on new info. > >Potentially confusing typo here: The second sentence should read "Comment >contrasts with topic and is simply what is NOT the topic."
OOPS!! You're right. Mea culpa :=( Thanks for spotting it, Ray.