on account of clause

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 26 00:52:12 UTC 2011

Yes, you actually had one example that had both "of" and "that". So that
makes for a full four variants "on account [of] [that]" with each
bracketed term giving a binary choice.


On 10/25/2011 8:04 PM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2011, at 3:38 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> What prompted this post is a line (scripted, no doubt) from a Canadian
>> TV show that I've mentioned at least once previously.
>> DaVinci's Inquest, Season 2 (2000) Episode 11 @10:40
>>> I had to drive him on account of he lost his license.
> some discussion in the section on finite clauses as objects of prepositions here:
> http://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/feel-like-that/

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