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could you please help me understand the sentense in english

a writer knows how important the recognition is of a texture in language that is beyond plot but central to story, central to the book.

How dou you understand the"is of"in the sentense and the"that"? Please.

Sep 4, 2016 1:44 AM
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That's kind of a more complex English since it goes into creative writing.

A texture in language should be the feeling when reading the English.

In this case, the phrase "how important the recognition is of a texture in language" means the feeling of the language or words in the text is very important. It needs to be so in order for the readers to be captivated by the words. Thus, the word "texture" comes into play as the "taste" of the writing.

the "that" after the word "language" is connecting two ideas together.

So because its saying that the texture will ultimately decide the texture of the writing (or book), then it needs to really good. It needs to be so good that people are captivated by the book instead of just being captivated by the story (which is why the book is being written).

So, in other words, the texture of the written words in the book will make the story come alive.

September 4, 2016

I think this means a writer should know: the recognition of a texture in language is important

and "that...." is going to explain the phrase "a texture in language"...

September 4, 2016
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