Gone and V-ed

Johanna N Franklin johannaf+ at ANDREW.CMU.EDU
Tue Nov 7 18:44:40 UTC 2000

    I don't think there's any hint of motion here.  It doesn't sound
unreasonable for someone to be sitting at a desk doing paperwork, and
then groan and explain that he "just went and signed in the wrong box."


Excerpts from mail: 7-Nov-100 Re: Gone and V-ed by Salikoko Mufwene at MIDWAY.
> Can we assume safely here that "gone" loses the literal meaning of MOTION? A
> student thought the MOTION-less interpretation must be the
> case--reminiscent of
> "camouflaged 'come'" I think.

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