mlee303 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Mar 15 13:42:58 UTC 2002
One can easily represent a group by simply being a participant, but
to represent means to do it with style, with class, by being the
--- Mai Kuha <mkuha at BSUVC.BSU.EDU> wrote:
> From the examples I've heard, I got the impression that there is a
> difference in meaning--e.g. a runner who is dead last in a race
> represents a group, but doesn't represent. Analyzing the form as a
> transitive "represent" without a surface object would seem to imply
> the meanings are as similar as "eat" vs. "eat dinner". Of course, I
> easily be totally wrong about the meaning distinction.
> On Thu, 14 Mar 2002 P2052 at AOL.COM wrote:
> > I've heard "represent" used quite often without a surface object;
> > 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
> > males].
> Mai Kuha mkuha at bsuvc.bsu.edu
> Department of English (765) 285-8410
> Ball State University
Margaret G. Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - English and Linguistics
& University Editor
Department of English
Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668
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