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Re: USAGE: Persons unknown

From:Jeff Rollin <jeff.rollin@...>
Date:Sunday, March 18, 2007, 12:08
On 18/03/07, Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...> wrote:
> I think that when you see that, there is part of a phrase that has been > dropped: > > Crimes are often perpetrated by persons unknown to the public. >
That's one theory. Nevertheless, in an exclusively left-branching language you'd have "[[[Crimes] [by [the public to] unknown persons]] often perpetrated are]]." Assuming SOV syntax, of course. Jeff -- Q: What will happen in the Aftermath? A: Impossible to tell, since we're still in the Beforemath.