Ellis, writing in 1765, supposes that they were the orifices of the cells occupied by the polypi.
I dreamt of writing books, and I tried it, after taking my degree, but I did not succeed.
Writing is not language. Language is a complex system residing in our brain which allows us to produce and interpret utterances. Writing involves making an utterance visible. Our cultural tradition does not make this distinction clearly. We sometimes hear statements such as Hebrew has no vowels; this statement is roughly true for the Hebrew writing system, but it is definitely not true for the Hebrew language. Readers should constantly check that they are not confusing language and writing.
(Henry Rogers, Writing Systems: A Linguistic Approach. Blackwell, 2005)
To write clearly it is essential to understand the basic system of a language. In English this includes knowledge of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. Vocabulary is also necessary, as is correct spelling and formatting.
Written for EnglishClub by: Tara Benwell
Graphism of symbols such as letters that express some meaning.
“he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn’t show”; “the doctor’s writing was illegible”
Lawrence’s simile serves to introduce her experience in finding and choosing a literary agent for her first novel.
In his foreword to a collection of stories and novelettes, Zweig used this simile to explain that he considers his short fiction as much an accomplishment as his more “spacious” works.