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Comparison and Contrast
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Contents: Structures of comparison Structures of contrast Cause-effect development
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Structures of comparison
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Structure 1 - adj. / prep. (1) same…as (2) similar to… (3) like… Kennedy was killed on the same day of the week as Lincoln. (adj) (prep) Kennedy’s death was similar to Lincoln’s in that they both died in office. (adj) (prep) Kennedy’s death was like Lincoln’s. (prep) Like Lincoln, Kennedy refused to heed his secretary’s warming . (basis of comparison)
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Structure 2 – attached statements (1) …too (2) …either Kennedy was succeeded by a Southern Democrat, and Lincoln was too . and so was Lincoln . Kennedy could arouse the sympathy of the public, and Lincoln could too . and so could Lincoln . Kennedy’s secretary couldn’t prevent the president’s assassination, and Lincoln’s couldn’t either and neither could Lincoln’s .
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Structure 3 – correlative conjunction (1) both…and (2) Neither. ..nor Both Kennedy and Lincoln Kennedy and Lincoln both had their elections legally challenged. Neither Kennedy’s wife nor his children were expecting anything unusual to happen that day. Neither Kennedy’s children nor his wife was expecting anything unusual to happen that day.
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(1) to resemble (2) have…in common (3) There are similarities Kennedy’s popularity resembled Lincoln’s. Kennedy and Lincoln have
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course EECS 101 taught by Professor Hero during the Spring '11 term at National Taipei University.

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