Prescriptive Linguists

William Salmon william.salmon at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 31 02:18:37 UTC 2008

Just to clinch this, I must ask William Salmon how he would
> paraphrase the "Mary" example - and, even if he can understand it,
> does it sound perfectly natural?

Sure! It sounds fine to me, and I would paraphrase it the same way it
was a bit earlier on this thread. Like this:

Which car did you put Mary in the garage?
'Which car did you put in the garage for Mary?'

Even better like this:

Which car'd you put Mary in the garage?

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