as ADJ of a N as

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Fri Feb 20 18:38:39 UTC 2004

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, Beverly Flanigan wrote:

>I think Arnold is right about the split in attitudes toward this
>usage.  I've never used the "of a" structure and don't like it, but I've
>become more tolerant of it.  Is it possibly age-related?  I don't recall
>being aware of it as a kid, but now I hear it everywhere.

I've heard it all my life.


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