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    a parallel of ability but a paradox of style

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by dillseed, May 4, 2014.

    I also heard an announcer say, "The two athletes have a parallel of ability but a paradox of style."

    I'm thinking it means that both athletes have similar abilities but different (contrasting) styles. Am I correct?

    Thank you. :)
     
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    I'm not sure "a parallel of ability" makes sense, but then again announcers have never been known for their English skills. In this case, the announcer is saying that the athletes have similar athletic ability but that they use it in different ways and/or to do different things on the court/field/whatever. So yes, you're correct.
     

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