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I need help with my assignment

Posted by ESC on April 14, 2005

In Reply to: I need help with my assignment posted by sanja on April 14, 2005

: Hi
: I have a I couldn't find the answer in any grammar book...

: Why is in this sentence used "as saying"?

: The story quoted Ranier Kuhne of the University of Dortmund in Germany as saying:"Plato wrote....

: and why is there a difference in capitalising of the word : e/Earth

: ...some consisting of Earth and the others of water...
: and
: ...there were violent earthquakes and in a single day and night all sank into the earth and the island of Atlantis in like manner dissapeared into the depths of the sea...

: thank you very very much for your answer!

"As saying" is another way of saying "Kuhne said." Earth with a capital letter refers to the planet Earth. Lowercase "earth" to the dirt.