Fwd: another "bare PST/PSP"

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Jan 12 17:49:46 UTC 2009

for reference: abbreviations for names of verb forms in my previous

>> PST past tense
> PSP past participle
> PRS present tense
> (PRP present participle)
> BSE base form ["unmarked infinitive"]

meanwhile Amy West has reported another "paste" oddity, namely "copy
and paste" treated as a unit and inflected only on the second verb:

   ok partly copy and pasted from something I wrote earlier today.

   I copy and pasted my novel from scrivener then from having exported
scrivener but no thing has happened.

   Invalid public key. Make sure you copy and pasted it correctly.

(*huge* number of examples -- though only a third as many as for
"copied and pasted")


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