[Ads-l] Intrusive "of" rises again

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Mar 8 10:36:07 UTC 2016

> On Mar 7, 2016, at 5:30 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> In a Boston Globe article today about Peyton Manning's "legacy", Ben Volin writes "As public of a persona as he has, we don't know much abut him."

an absolutely routine example of +of EDM (with trigger AS); the construction is a now-standard alternative to the older -of EDM.  see:

Page on EDM:

brief notes on history and sociolinguistics of +of EDM:

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

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