I lately lost a preposition

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 8 02:40:33 UTC 2008

 From the Dictionary of National Biography (recent print edition):

"[Joseph] Hall proceeded DD in ...".


At 2/5/2008 12:03 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 1/29/2008 08:33 PM, sagehen wrote:
>>More prepositions lost; this time on The World (BBC/WGBH) news program. Brit
>>newsreader used the expression "agree a sthg" twice,  rendering what I'd
>>have thought an intransitive verb transitive.  A minute or two later, th e
>>American newsreader used "agree" with /to/ or /with/  or /on/  (I don't
>>remember which as we usually do. Is this prepositionless "agree" now the
>>norm in Britain?
>I just wrote, in an email message but I would probably also in a
>letter, "I would want to make any agreed changes myself."  And I'm in America.
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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