General Writing and Grammar Help/Figure of Speech Example

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QUESTION: Dear Brian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_of_speech

What could be the Figure of speech in the following sentence given below ?.

"My Close friend who is in the Business of Supplying Gym Equipment
had never been to Gymnasium himself for exercising"

Could the above sentence can have a figure of speech viz paradox, hyperbole, pun, climax, metaphor etc ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: I'd like to answer your question, but I'm not sure what you are asking.

Are you asking if there is a figure of speech in that sentence?

Or are you asking if you could rephrase the sentence to incorporate a figure of speech?

Please let me know!

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QUESTION: Dear Brian

Thank you.

Question :

if there is a figure of speech in the sentence given below ?

"My Close friend who is in the Business of Supplying Gym Equipment
to various Gymnasiums had never been to Gymnasium himself for exercising".

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: No, there are no figures of speech.  That is all standard English.

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QUESTION: Dear Brian

Thank you.

"My close friend is in the business of gym equipment supply to various gymnasiums and has not exercised at a gym."

Can the above sentence be considered as "Irony" figure of speech ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony
http://grammar.about.com/od/il/g/ironyterm.htm
http://www.englishlanguageterminology.org/irony.htm

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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No, because no one is stating something that is meant to imply something different or opposite, and this is not a dramatic work.

It's funny, interesting, maybe even hypocritical, but not ironic.

It's interesting that you ask that, though, because a lot of native English speakers misuse and don't understand the meaning of "irony", so many native speakers would tell you that it is irony.  However, under the literary definition of the term, it is not.

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Anything to do with word usage and/or grammar, plus the fundamentals on almost any type of writing (especially creative writing, such as poetry, short stories, movie/dramatic scripts, etc.)

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Majored in English literature in college; have published short stories and poems, currently teaching English as a second language to foreigners

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As mentioned above, a bachelor's in English Literature and also a CELTA certification which enables me to teach English as a second language to foreigners.

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Editor's Choice for a national poetry contest. 2nd prize for a short story in a city-wide short story contest.

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