Re: THEORY: English Pronouns (was Re: THEORY: Ergativity and polypersonalism)
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 8:09|
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 17:51:14 -0500, Rob Haden <magwich78@...> wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 19:25:39 +0100, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
> >And the pronoun in the second example "should" be 'who', otherwise you
> >have the aforementioned stylistic clash.
> I thought that pronouns as objects of prepositions *always* took the
> accusative form.
Well, let's just say that if you follow that rule, then you're not
allowed to use the word order "the person ___ it happened to".
So if you do use that word order, you're already speaking colloquial
English, not standard written English, so the grammar rules are
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
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