Not A Newbie, but Maybe Worth a Mention

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Jul 16 16:20:22 UTC 2008

On Jul 16, 2008, at 9:09 AM, i wrote:

> as for examples with of, i have one with  of + a + PL:
> ... there were too harsh of a interrogation techniques going on...
>  (Jackie Northam, NPR’s Saturday Morning Edition, 6/4/05)

plus, as ben zimmer reminds us, larry horn's 2004 example "too good a


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