"my your recommendation": my opinion
Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Fri Sep 28 16:05:16 UTC 2001
1. Can one convey the notion 'the recommendation that I wrote on your
by saying "my your recommendation'?
2. If not, why not?
It feels dead wrong. If I heard it, I would take it as a correction: "my[,
I mean] your recommendation" and suppose that the speaker meant
my [that I wrote]
your [written in your behalf]*
As to why, my off-the-cuff answer is, Two possessive pronouns in a row.
Does such a construction occur anywhere?
I would say, for short, "my recommendation of you" or possibly "... for
*Blast and damn, I've forgotten the (largely theoretical) difference
between "in" and "on" here. Which one is which?
-- Mark A. Mandel
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