andrew.danielson at CMU.EDU
Tue Mar 26 16:10:38 UTC 2002
I would have thought:
"Hiddenbrooke, a development "inspired" by Thomas Kinkade, ain't exactly
as quainte ye olde village as it bills itself."
But the faux-ME loses out in this construction, cos as we all know, all
faux-ME phrases must begin with the word 'ye'....
Steve Boatti wrote:
> In a message dated 3/26/02 2:57:30 AM, translation at billionbridges.com writes:
> << s grammar evolving, am I merely grammatically-challenged,
> or does the following sentence need an "as" at the end?
> "Hiddenbrooke, a development "inspired" by Thomas
> Kinkade, ain't exactly ye olde quainte village it bills itself." >>
> The traditional formulation is "it bills itself AS a development," "bill"
> meaning to "announce, advertise". However, I must confess that the alternate
> "it bills itself a development" does not sound that strange to my ears. Maybe
> this is because it sounds like "it calls itself a development."
> Steve Boatti
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