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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,
eldin_raigmore@YAHOO.COM writes:

> Is there a semantic difference between: > > "(Abe made Bob do something) for Charlie" > > and > > "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, > for > any language's speakers to have a way, in their language, to mark the > difference? >
To paraphrase: Did Abe do it for Charlie, or did Abe make Bob do it for Charlie? Looks like a big difference to me, although most of the time it might be the same thing. stevo </HTML>