[Ads-l] intrusive "of" intrudes further

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 18 07:01:01 EDT 2016


Senior CNN correspondent:

"The President has often criticized Donald Trump, but not in these strong
of terms."

I.e., 'such strong terms' or 'terms as strong as these.'

JL


On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 10:23 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> "That doesn't/ don't/ won't do it" too.
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> Or either.
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> JL
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> On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 2:42 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 12:46 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
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> > > And let's not overlook "hack it."
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> > And let's not overlook "get it."
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> > That is, the one in "That won't get it," as opposed to the one in "I
> don't
> > get it."
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