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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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The function of the biomolecules, referred to in the rheme of the first sentence, is further elaborated in the second sentence by placing biomolecules in the theme position and adding new information about their function.
While analyzing theme and rheme, it is important to study the different categories used when describing these patterns in order to identify the different ways to organize speech.
Indeed, although in her themes Ana had picked up on elements of her previous themes and rhemes (see Figure 3), her themes had not been very elaborate and had provided little information about the participants and processes introduced in the rhemes of the previous clauses (see Appendix 3).
The main point, according to Fries (1981), is the 'new' information which typically falls within the rheme.
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.
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 .
Theme and rheme can be divided between two sentences, especially in an exchange of question and answer, as in, "When did they ARRIVE?
Given that the principle of end focus, the final position of the rheme in FSP, is a universal principle of organization of the information structure of a sentence, the rheme should be found in the final position even in languages with fixed grammatical word order.
clause, process, nominalisation, Theme, Rheme, lexical density, experiential meaning, logical meaning, interpersonal meaning, textual meaning).
Theme and Rheme are defined from a more standard SFG perspective, with a mention of the polemic surrounding definitions of Theme and the lack of agreement on the element of the transitivity structure of the clause at which an analysis of Theme ends.
D'abord on peut dire que du point de vue linguistique, on reconnait dans chaque enonce la structure des schemes syntaxiques du francais et, selon les modalites de l'enonce, la place de ce qui est theme, rheme ou predicat.