Coach Paterno and the syntactic blind alley

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 10 17:14:03 UTC 2011

At 11/10/2011 12:00 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>Again, both sound imperfect to me.

I don't disagree, but I apparently tolerate some forms more than
others.  (Sample of one, of course.)

And while in speaking I might be led down such an alley, I wouldn't
bother to rephrase it (I would in writing).  Like Arnold wrote (with
the opportunity to rephrase without anyone's knowing).


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