[Ads-l] a nice example of reversed "substitute"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 29 00:30:01 UTC 2016


The crucial example is in the second paragraph; I would expect virtually every instance of that sequence ("...substitute that for something else") to involve reversed "substitute" (the one that allows "substitute X for Y" to be substituted...er, replaced by "replace X with Y" with no change in meaning, as discussed here a while back).

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