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Re: quadrivalent verb

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 8:05
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 18:05, Kenneth Asad <kenneth_asad@...> wrote:
> In fact I am thinking about an example from the english language: > > he sold the book to her for 20 bucks > > Now: > "he" is definitely the agent - and in fact also the subject; > "the book" is definitely the patient; > "her = she" is the recipient and is supplied with an adposition (= preposition). > Now: > as to "20 bucks"... > Well, it has an adposition :-) but so did "she" and this didn't stop "she" from > being the recipient...
So recast: "He sold her the book for 20 bucks". Now "her" has no adposition! Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>