do, v.i.

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 18 04:56:41 UTC 2011


Since, as is universally acknowledged, Christ spoke Elizabethan
English, the "as" may be a relative marker, in which case ""
would be the direct object of "do."  Christ may not, however, have had
fully shifted vowels, and so perhaps he meant, "Doh."


On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Ronald Butters <ronbutters at> wrote:
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> Actually, I think what Christ said was "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
> It is transitive if you count the deleted "something" as the direct object--but we find a deleted something in all of JL's examples as well.


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