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

Benjamin Torbert btorbert at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 18 23:17:58 UTC 2015


I was taught, in the 1980s, that it was [prescriptively] verboten.
On Oct 18, 2015 5:48 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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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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