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Word of the Day – Anacoluthon

By January 31, 2017Word of the Day

Anacoluthon (noun)


A sentence or construction in which the expected grammatical sequence is absent.

A word that evolved from the Greek anakolouthon, an- not + akolouthos following. An example of anacolouthon is, while in the garden, the door banged shut.

Example sentences

“Probably the most famous proponent of anacolouthon is the Jedi Master, Yoda.”

“The use of anacoluthon in his speeches causes the opinion that he gives to sound more like fact and therefore even more persuasive”

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