Admittedly, the given excerpted idiomatic expressions can be characterized by an undoubtedly higher degree of emotional colouring and expressivity. 1.4 Collocations Traditionally, collocations defined as the “habitual co-occurrence of individual lexical items” (Cruse 1986: 40) are structurally and semantically distinguished from idioms, nonetheless they possess a certain degree of semantic cohesion and mutual selection of individual items within their structure. This characteristics makes them worth mentioning in the thesis. As seen below, a collocation typically consists of lexical items that enter mainly into high-frequency grammatical structures: (1) Adjective plus noun a difficult time (p. 9) - krajne nepríjemne (p. 7) a heavy bill (p. 11) - poriadne mastný účet (p. 8) a regular Tartar (p. 24) - skutočný tyran (p. 23) (2) Noun plus noun (i.e. double-noun compound) head boy (p. 11) - predseda (p. 9) essay prize (p. 11) - prvá cena v esejistickej súťaži (p. 9) assistent master (p. 16) - praktikant (p. 16) (3) Verb plus object, which is normally a noun that denotes an action have (great) fun (p. 11) - pobaviť sa (p. 9) give a sigh (p.13) - vydýchnuť si (p. 10) give a (shrill) laugh (p. 21) - za..
Appointment with love
Sulamith Ish-kishor (1896 - 1977) was an American writer. She was born in London, England, and began writing at an early age. Her family moved to New York City. At Hunter College, she studied languages and history. She wrote widely, and was published in several magazines, including The New Yorker, Saturday Review, and Reader's Digest.
Her now-classic story of a long-distance correspondence and its fateful conclusion, "The Rose," was published in a 1943 edition of Collier's and was subsequently plagiarized by preacher-author Max Lucado in a 1992 collection. Her books included Children's History of Israel and The Carpet of Solomon.
The short story, "Appointment with Love” is a about the meeting of two people who have long been sharing a special affection for each other from afar. Lt. Blanford was an Army Officer who finds warmth and understanding from a lady whom she only met in the front page of a book: Miss Hollis Meynell. After thirteen months of long-distance communication, they finally meet personally in New York’s Grand Central Station.
But the soldier’s expectations of the woman turned out to be the opposite of it. After all it was displayed that the Hollis Meynell tested the lieutenant by substitution with a passing woman.
The author shows us the possibility of existence a real strong relationships even thorough a great distances and the fact that two people can be very close even having never seen each other.
The short story Appointment With Love tackles the whole idea of true love. It is a 3d person narration with melodramatic slant. This text can be divided into the following parts. The first one is the lieutenant Blandford’s waiting on the station. The second is the description of the correspondence with Hollis Meynell. The third is the appearance of the girl in green suit. .....[read full text]