[Ads-l] intrusive "of" intrudes further

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Thu Jun 11 18:58:00 UTC 2015

This is the first time in my recollection that I've seen it intrude into 
constructions where the "how ADJ" is predicative rather than attributive.


On 6/11/2015 2:47 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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