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

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 18 23:28:12 UTC 2015


(Third Ben chiming in.) Lots of relevant posts from Arnold in the
archives -- and on his blog, e.g.:

http://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/01/28/edmodm-and-grade-marking/
http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/09/20/of-edm-on-the-march/

And see Mark Liberman's 2012 Language Log post, "As ADJ of NP as":

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4153


On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 7:16 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>
> I'm pretty sure this has come up before. Did you search the archives? BB
>
> On Oct 18, 2015 5:48 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>
>> Apparently not.
>>
>> On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Wilson Gray 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.

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