maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Tue Jul 16 02:43:52 UTC 2002
On Mon, 15 Jul 2002, Peter A. McGraw wrote:
> Is there anyone out there who would find it natural to "ask the judge
> disallow" something?
Highly unnatural for me-- "to disallow" or "that the judge disallow" are
fine. I would tend use the second alternative in speaking or writing.
Can some of this be traced to copy writers slavishly following the
Microsoft Word grammar checker and to copy readers simply reading
whatever is in the copy?
maberry at u.washington.edu
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