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Monday, April 5, 2010

Poll Results 81

Here was the question:

Is this correct? "She has a flare for the dramatic.""

Yes 29 (39%)
No 45 (60%)

Congrats to 60% of you.

Flare=Something you light when you want to signal for help: He lit a flare.
Flair=Ability or talent: She has a flair for grammar.


Westley said...

Wow! I got it right but for the wrong reason. I figured that as 'dramatic' was an adjective, it needed a noun to modify. "She had a flair for the dramatic what??"

The Sentence Sleuth said...

In my view, "a flair for the dramatic" is a common-enough saying. You can use adjectives as nouns sometimes, such as here: "The book delves into the macabre" and "the good, the bad and the ugly."