Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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Showing or telling

Рассказывая про мантру о том, что писатель должен «показывать, а не рассказывать», тетенька начинает убеждать аудиторию, что для этого нужно бороться со страдательным залогом. В результате она превращает предложение «The restaurant was being inundated by the sound of street music» в предложение «The sound of street music inundated the restaurant»:



Ну, теперь, конечно, сразу telling превращается в showing, зашибисьблин!

Она же превращает предложение «By the end of the disastrous middle-school perfomance the young ballerinas went awkwardly across the stage, their once eager faces coverd with sweaty hair» в такое: «By the time the curtain fell over the sorry spectacle of the eighth-grade ballet recital, sweaty hair plastered once-eager faces, and fourteen pink slippers limped across the stage». Окей, limped — это хорошо, the sorry spectacle of ballet recital — это тоже прикольно, но, блин, fourteen pink slippers? Fourteen pink slippers limped??!! Ненавижу!
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