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Russia's Beijing glory

by C2 (U9956155) 12 August 2008
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Elena Dementieva, Dinara Safina and Vera Zvonareva secured Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively earlier today in Beijing.

The super-fit Moscowvite Elena Dementieva has won gold and her first major title by defeating Dinara Safina in three sets, in the final.
Elena will use this magnificent achievement as further momentum going into the US Open, starting Monday week.
The successful Russian camp move on to Flushing Meadows and will anticipate more triumphs on the other side of the world.

Many congratulations to Russia's wonderful trio and especially for Olympic champion Elena Dementieva.

Commiserations to China's Li Na, beaten for the bronze in straight sets by Vera Zvonareva.

Gold.Silver.Bronze.
What a superb, unprecedented and totally deserved accolade for the amazing sporting dynasty that is the Russian Womens' Tennis Federation.

At the medal ceremony, as commentator Chris Bradnam so aptly said,
Anna Kournikova.... take a bow!







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posted Aug 18, 2008

I accept, Duggietoo, I do use Spellcheck.sorry
It's just so easy, at the top of my screen!

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"I shall retreat to FTBT’s thread....An intelligible poster who always strives....."

FTBT is another Fed Hater.

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posted Aug 18, 2008

Nothing wrong with spell check Conosu however it doesnt give understanding - for example your usage of rhetorical question is wrong.

Rhetorical questions are self evident in that they clearly by their nature do not require a reply - they do not have to be explained/described as such.

I'm guessing that you are relatively young and that English might not be your first or natural language.

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Aug 18, 2008


" Rhetorical questions are self-evident."

The self-evidence is not always picked up by the listener.
I could give you many historical occasions as examples.
The speaker has to interrupt the listener with " ...do not reply, it's a rhetorical question!"
Invariably to the embarrassment of the listener who made such an interjection.
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posted Aug 18, 2008

Then probably not truly rhetorical... there really should be little doubt about the answer.

Example

Are you really sure about that ? (Question)

Answer Is the Pope a Catholic ? (RQ)

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Aug 19, 2008

Congratulations to all the Russian medallists and may their success continue at the US Open.magic

magicmagicmagicmagicmagicmagic

bubbly Elena Dementieva bubbly GOLD

bubbly Dinara Safina bubbly SILVER

bubbly Vera Zvonareva bubbly BRONZE

magicmagicmagicmagicmagicmagic

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