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comment

n. a statement made by a judge or an attorney during a trial which is based on an alleged fact, but not a proven fact. Properly, if made in the presence of the jury, the jurors should be reminded it is not evidence, and it should not be considered, but how can a juror forget? The old adage: "a bell once rung, cannot be unrung," applies.

comment

noun animadversion, annotation, averment, censeo, clarification, commentary, dictum, elucidation, enucleation, example, exegesis, explanation, explanatory note, explication, exposition, expounding, expression, finding, footnote, gloss, illustration, interpretation, marginal annotation, mention, notation, note, note of explanation, observation, postulate, reflection, remark, report, scholium, statement, utterance, word of explanation
Associated concepts: comment on defendant's failure to testify, comment on evidence, comment on witness' creddbility, comment upon the testimony, comments on the weight of evidence

comment

verb allege, animadvert, annotate, assert, bring out, censere, clarify, clear, criticize, declare, define, descant, dilate upon, discourse upon, discuss, elucidate, enucleate, exemplify, expand on, explain, explicate, exposit on, expound, express, give a sense to, gloss, illustrate, interject, interpose, interpret, make clear, make notes, make observations, make remarks, mention, note, notice, observe, opine, pass on, point out, posit, put a meaning on, rationalize, remark, remark upon, render intelligible, reprove, review, say, sententiam dicere, shed light upon, spell out, state, touch upon, treat, utter
Associated concepts: comment on defendant's failure to tessify, comment on evidence, comment on witness' credibillty, comment upon the testimony, comments on the weight of evidence, prosecutor's comments on evidence
See also: communicate, construction, convey, discourse, discuss, express, interject, mention, muse, notation, note, notice, observation, observe, phrase, pronouncement, reference, remark, review, statement
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I never thought about the lexical density, nominalisations, or Themes/ Rhemes of their science textbooks as being so different from their previous experience.
1 or Cohen 2005b; in both la is described precisely--as a modal rheme marker, regardless of element order.
where I explicitly argue for distinguishing the notion of rheme, stemming from Prague School tradition from the notion of focus.
65) * The lecturer said that very briefly according to Prague linguists such as Mathesius and Firbas, the nature of interaction suggests that the usual, unmarked order of message segments is that of theme followed by rheme.
On the contrary, the rheme is the expression that shows a higher level of communicative dynamism because that part of the message is essential to understand the message, as we can see in the highlighted element the yellow trousers, and in the relative clause that anger me most of all.
While the paradoxical situation of clauses l-2 is expressed in the Rheme, it is also picked up in the Themes of 4-5 by means of the negation "neither .
By means of note 2, students were then helped to notice that choice of sentence Theme (crudely, first words in a sentence) is informed by the Rheme of the preceding sentence, so that the paragraph develops cohesively (Halliday & Matthiesson, 2004).
Often, as in (26), a change of theme and rheme puts the verb or predicate into a focus position.
Unfortunately, how to cope with notions like theme, rheme, topic, comment, and focus is problematic in a quantitative description of language use.
Il s'y confirme des regularites observees deja dans d'autres langues--role du Rheme, noyau communicatif minimal, dans l'argumentation ; frequence et hierarchie des detachements pre- et post-Rheme ; fonction des Particules Enonciatives (PEN) pour l'articulation interne des enonces et leur enchainement thematique (4.
The 36-year-old care assistant lives with her children Michael, 18, Natalie, 16, and eight-year-old Rheme, plus partner Simon Clarke, 30.
The part of the clause that is the point of departure for the message is called Theme and the rest of the clause is called Rheme.