Watermelons are long to grow

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Sat Aug 7 18:12:47 UTC 2010

Laurence Horn wrote:
> And FWIW, there's a construction I've always puzzled at:  "X takes
> getting used to" (where "time" is swallowed up the way it sort of is
> in your construction).

Hm. I've always assumed that the elided noun was closer to "effort" than to "time".

Jim Parish

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