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

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Oct 18 23:16:10 UTC 2015


I’m pretty sure this has come up before. Did you search the archives? BB

> Il giorno 18 ott 2015, alle ore 15:47, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> ha scritto:
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> Apparently not.
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> On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> A casual inquiry:
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>> 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?
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>> Idly wondering.
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>> -Wilson
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>> 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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> -Wilson
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> 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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