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03-07-2013, 02:00 AM   #1
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Need help! Is this grammatically correct?

I just need a a quick help guys.

I was wondering if this is grammatically correct?

"Bring out the wild side of you."

I'm writing this for an ad analysis paper and I'm trying to challenge the ad by stating that it has a weak sentence or it's wrong grammatically. I really need a concrete proof that there's something wrong with the statement. I'm thinking that the preposition "of" is a lil off; making the sentence weak.

Would really appreciate some input on this, thanks!

03-07-2013, 02:06 AM   #2
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I think it should be: Bring out the wild side in you.
But, if wrong, I will stand corrected.
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"Bring out your wild side."

All are clumsy and cringe-worthy but I hate my phrasing the least . And I wouldn't call any of them "incorrect".

If you really must make a technical argument-- the indirect form "the wild side of you" is equivalent to the possessive "your wild side". Usually in English we tend prefer that possessive pronoun when it exists, and avoiding it makes it sound as if it's coming from someone whose native language tends towards the "of you" form. On the other hand, perhaps the writer is trying to appeal to people with a suppressed sense of self, by drawing prominence to the existence of a "you". Or just otherwise stand out by sounding odd. A few years back there was a hit TV series here called The Secret Life of Us. Our Secret Life doesn't have quite the same ring to it...
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+1 to "Bring out your wild side"...

03-07-2013, 06:15 AM   #5
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+1 for Dean above as another with that peculiar dialect, Aussie.
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Thanks guys! You're all awesome!
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I believe it is grammatically correct, but functionally inelegant - bring "out" contrasts better with "in", than "of".
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I suppose there is a reason that one would not use "expose your wild side."

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Apparently as it did not trigger any warnings at Sentence Diagram

I am afraid that the 4th grade was too many moons ago for me to disagree with the site above.

Word 2010 agrees with the above. For whatever that might be worth.
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Grammar is overated, as is spelling. I talk good enuff.
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Otis is the Pro on wild sides, not so much on grammar. He says "Let your wild side rip!" is the way he would put it if you are attracting a squirrel audience.
Looks like this one is ready!
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