[Ads-l] intrusive "of" intrudes further

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Sun Sep 18 20:56:05 EDT 2016


This reminds me: I wrote a blog post based on some of the COCA searches 
I described here back in January: 
https://literalminded.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/those-sophisticated-of-missiles/

Neal


On 9/18/2016 7:01 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> 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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>> Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject:      Re: intrusive "of" intrudes further
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>> "That doesn't/ don't/ won't do it" too.
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>> Or either.
>>
>> 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 <
>> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> And let's not overlook "hack it."
>>>
>>> And let's not overlook "get it."
>>>
>>> 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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>>> -Wilson
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>>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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