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Re: Conpunct

From:Eric Christopherson <eric@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 15, 1998, 19:20
Kristian Jensen wrote:
> >who killed him? > >and > >who killed him, should die? > > > The last example sounds highly irregular (if at all acceptable) to > my ears. I'd say something like "The man who killed him, should > die." You're last example is used as an imbedded clause and canNOT > therefore occur by itself.
I agree that it doesn't sound right in English. I would say "The person who killed him should die" or "Whoever killed him should die." I wouldn't use a comma in it though.