Edith A Moravcsik edith at CSD.UWM.EDU
Tue Jan 2 19:09:33 UTC 2001

This is in response to Klenathes Grohmann's comments on 'and' and 'n'' in
English. Accordingly to my non-native intuitions, in the sentence

   "John 'n' Mary came to the party.",

the togetherness of John and Mary pertains primarily to their relationship
apart from their coming to the party. This is shown by the grammaticality
of the following:

   "John 'n' Mary came to the party separately."
   "John 'n' Mary did come to the party although Mary arrived late."

Edith Moravcsik

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