[Ads-l] "When they got their feet...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 14 02:59:57 UTC 2015

... back under _themselves_ ..."

Occasionally, over the years, I've seen this kind of thing,

"He put his books on the ground next to himself"

but it seems not to be catching on like wildfire, the way that a lot of
other new things do.

Is there any language other than English that does *not* require a
reflexive in structures of this kind, I wonder?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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