Fwd: on account of clause

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Oct 26 03:25:11 UTC 2011

apparently this was rejected by my mailer:

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> From: Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu>
> Date: October 25, 2011 8:12:25 PM PDT
> To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Subject: Re: on account of clause
> On Oct 25, 2011, at 5:52 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> 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.
> well, i looked at two structural variants, "on account of" + finite clause, either "that:-marked or unmarked.  i have many examples of both, not just one, and you can google up tons of them.
> arnold

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