[Ads-l] intrusive "of" intrudes further

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 11 19:19:55 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> I don't find it particularly odd.

Note that the example reads:

"I cannot tell you how large of THE area is we're searching in."

Replacing "the" with "an" makes it better - but not good - for me, too.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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