Is this sentence possible?
This oral spech jas an operative funtion as it might be wanting hearers to behave in a different way.
- PontusLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
*was (instead of jas).
listeners (instead of hearers).
It's grammatically correct and therefore possible, but it's both awkward and unclear. I'm not sure what you intend to say.
operative function - has little meaning for me, but if it's clear from context it might be okay.
Using an expression including "intended" might be better than "wanting" (unusual to describe a speech as wanting something, but not strictly impossible).Source(s): native English speaker; studied linguistics and English grammar;