[Ads-l] Just a sentence in BE

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Sep 23 13:16:45 UTC 2015


I agree, it's just preposing(?) the referent/antecedent(?) for the 
pronoun? . . . or just preposing an appositive phrase/dependent clause?

Someone I knew a while back, he was a magician and he. . .

---Amy West

On 9/22/15 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:13:02 -0700 From: Benjamin Barrett 
> <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM> Subject: Re: Just a sentence in BE I think I 
> hear this a lot l, regardless of dialect. BB Inviato da iPhone
>> >Il giorno 21 set 2015, alle ore 18:04, Wilson Gray<hwgray at GMAIL.COM>  ha scritto:
>> >
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>> >Poster:       Wilson Gray<hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>> >Subject:      Just a sentence in BE
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>> >Facebook:
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>> >"A young lady that I dated years ago her uncle was a member of the
>> >[all-black] 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the Triple Nickles"
>> >
>> >as opposed to the expected
>> >
>> >"The uncle of a young lady that I dated years ago (he) was..."
>> >
>> >-- 
>> >-Wilson
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