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10 August, 2007

Connection restored

In recent months, I've been experiencing a mental block.  I could easily say that "q comprises x, y and z", but in the synonymous phrasing "q ___ of x, y and z" I couldn't think of the missing word.
It certainly isn't possible for anything to 'comprise of' anything; that's just grammatically wrong.

It was a curious gap in my vocabulary which had previously been filled perfectly well. It's happened before (frequently, when I'm tired, but rarely for long), and I know not to force it. It'll pop back if I take it by surprise.

And it has: 'consists'. Simple, but totally inaccessible until a few minutes ago.

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