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The body beautiful #1 (permalink) Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:52 am   The body beautiful
 

Hi teachers,

The body beautiful is a title of unit 10 in New Headway.

Why the adjective beautiful comes after the noun body?

Is it a reduced phrase of the clause the body that is beautiful?

Thanks in advance

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The body beautiful #2 (permalink) Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:31 am   The body beautiful
 

Hi Jupiter

"The body beautiful" is an inversion of "the beautiful body". Inversions can be used for emphasis or to catch attention (they catch attention because they're not "standard").

This particular inversion is pretty commonly used (for effect), so it usually catches more attention from non-native speakers than from native speakers. :lol:

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The body beautiful #3 (permalink) Sat Jun 03, 2006 15:51 pm   The body beautiful
 

My dear Amy

Please give a few examples for the said use. It is interesting.

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The body beautiful #4 (permalink) Sat Jun 03, 2006 16:06 pm   The body beautiful
 

Hi Tom

Have a look at this link:
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9042667

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