intrusive "of a"

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Sep 19 03:31:52 UTC 2011

On Sep 18, 2011, at 8:25 PM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:

some material deleted in transmission.  fixes:
> almost surely an intrusive "of a" (i.e. +of EDM [Exceptional Degree Modification marked by "of"] -- normally involving a trigger like "as", "how", etc., plus a modifying Adj preceding "a + N" ("how big (of) a dog").  three possible contributions:

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