I lately lost a preposition

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Feb 11 13:26:51 UTC 2008

In an article I wrote for the new DNB (now called Oxford Dictionary of National Biography), one sentence, as it emerged from the in-house editing process, begins "He graduated BA in 1640." I myself would never have said THAT!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 07:33:45 -0800
>From: "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>

 . . . . so maybe the "proceed" cases are just instances of a small-scale idiom, now vanished.

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