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Re: Book Art Criticism: New Thoughts

And there are rules of grammar--rules that exist to make
> > the language/the text possible to read and understand.
> Isn't the last sentence odd?  I thought that people who read and
understand, but
> texts are to be read and understood.  Or this is another one of those
> idioms that is grammatical but illogical?

The sentence IMPLIES a person who will. . .:   rules that exist to make
> > the language/the text possible (for us) to read and understand.  (read
pronounced as reed)

If we were talking about the text, it would read " . . .the text possible to
be read
and (to be) understood.  (read pronounced as red)


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