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Re: quadrivalent verb

From:Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 12:34
This is much different from the book sale example. The clause "he's not
coming" should not qualify because it is missing an optional "that" in
front, whereas "her" in the book sale example was genuinely promoted via a
syntactic switch to fulfill the same purpose as the preposition.
And, since the preposition "to" qualifies in argument-defining, the
preposition "for" should also qualify.


On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 00:54, Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...> > wrote: > > As for English tetravalent verbs; maybe "bet" is a good one? > > Hm, compelling. > > For example, "[I] bet [you] [20 bucks] [he's not coming]". > > Cheers, > -- > Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> >


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>