C. Faulkner on the Possessive Antecedent Proscription

Scott Sadowsky lists at SPANISHTRANSLATOR.ORG
Thu Jun 5 03:19:00 UTC 2003

On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, Lesa Dill wrote:

> >His comment was about this type of construction--
> >Faulkner's writing style makes him difficult to read.

So what would the prescriptivists have us say?  "Faulkner's writing style
makes itself difficult to read"?


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