clausal possessives

Alice Faber faber at ALVIN.HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 23 02:08:48 UTC 2000

At 9:50 PM -0400 10/22/2000, Dennis R. Preston wrote, ostensibly about Re:
clausal possessives:
>What's the horror?
>dInIs (who is easily horrified)
>>>... you'd have such horrors as "This is the woman's I used to date who
>>>knew my grandfather hat."
>>Instead of ones such as "This is the woman I used to date who knew my
>>grandfather's hat."

Well, would you want to date someone who'd been on intimate terms with a
rather old piece of headgear?
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