[Ads-l] Trivia: _to_ vs. _for_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 18 04:10:34 UTC 2015

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> a slight but real distinction in semantics

As in "sing it to me" vs. "sing it for me"?

And then there's the other one, e.g.

"I need Her phone number. Why don't you run it down for me?"

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.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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