Re: Causative/Benefactive Interaction
|Date:||Thursday, December 13, 2007, 0:36|
In a message dated 12/12/2007 3:26:19 PM Central Standard Time,
> Is there a semantic difference between:
> "(Abe made Bob do something) for Charlie"
> "Abe made (Bob do something for Charlie)."
> In other words does it matter enough, whether it was Bob's doing something
> that benefitted Charlie, or Abe making it happen that benefitted Charlie,
> any language's speakers to have a way, in their language, to mark the
To paraphrase: Did Abe do it for Charlie, or did Abe make Bob do it for
Looks like a big difference to me, although most of the time it might be the