that = "where"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 20 16:55:21 UTC 2009

At 12:40 PM -0400 7/20/09, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>This doesn't sound too "new," but the example impressed me (somewhat
>Brooklyn man, about 35, on CNN: "I wanted to open a place that people could
>gather and relax and exchange views."
Or he just left out the "in" after "gather"?  Following, or rather
pre-empting, Jerry Cohen, this could also be seen as a syntactic
blend of "where people could gather" and "that people could gather


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