intransitive "represent"

P2052 at AOL.COM P2052 at AOL.COM
Thu Mar 14 19:47:41 UTC 2002

I've heard "represent" used quite often without a surface object; however,
since in all of the cases, the object was understood (or elsewhere supplied),
I considered "represent" not intransitive, but, rather, transitive, followed
by an elliptical NP.
EXAMPLE: I'm the only male in the choir, so I have to represent . . . [all

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