"bring Route 40"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 28 20:16:41 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 9:10 AM, Marc Velasco <marcjvelasco at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wonder if this is a wholesale replacement of take for bring,

To branch off to a different topic:

Do you normally use "replace X for Y", meaning 'use Y instead of using
X'? I had to consciously analyze that phrase; I would have said either
 - "replacement of take BY bring" (diff. prep.)
 - "SUBSTITUTION of bring for take" (diff. root verb and argument ranking)

We've discussed this topic quite a bit, but I don't recall if this
particular combination has come up, with or without nominalization.

Mark Mandel

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