FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Wed Jun 12 20:55:56 UTC 2002

>Pre-purchased because you're not actually in possession of the thing you
>purchased yet--ownership of the yearbook is still vague (the payer 'owns'
>it without having it).

Yes, the meaning is clear, but when you order something thru the mail and send along payment, but have not received the item, would you say that you have "pre-purchased" it until it shows up?

Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
Acting Director, MA in Applied Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
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