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Re: Grammar-holes: secondary predication

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Thursday, July 19, 2007, 2:48
John Vertical wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 21:29:18 +0100, And Rosta wrote: > >> "I just met the woman who Tom is the son of Bill and" really does strike me as > a hole, in that it's something that one might well want to say. > > A working circumvention (but probably not one that you'd think of immediately) > might be "...the woman for whom Bill sired Tom"? Or, to be a bore, "Tom's > mother" would work most of the time anyway ;) > > But this is sidestepping the actual issue by going into semantics... let's see if I > can think of a similar example where this cannot be done. Hmm. > "We found some of the apples of which and Malaysian cinnamon the new > cafe's pie gets its aroma from for sale at the market"
Replace "and" with "with" and it almost works. Actually the first example could work that way as well.