negation up too high
Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Dec 14 00:31:28 UTC 2005
elizabeth daingerfield zwicky sends me this, from e-mail to her:
> The downside to this method is that this is not a persistant setting,
> which will be lost on a reboot.
the intended meaning was (keeping the relative clause):
"...this is a non-persistent setting, which will be lost on a reboot."
or (replacing the subordinate relative by a coordinate clause):
"...this is not a persistent setting, and/so it will be lost on a
but you can't put negation that high up *and* use a relative clause.
arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)
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