[Ads-l] "just as good _of_ a(n) NP"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 18 22:47:44 UTC 2015


Apparently not.

On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> A casual inquiry:
>
> Was anybody else taught that the use of _of_ in this structure is
> "ungrammatical," in the prescriptive sense? Or have they stopped teaching
> this nonsense?
>
> Idly wondering.
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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
>
>


-- 
-Wilson
-----
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

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