Re: R: Re: Degrees ofvolitioninactivelanguages(wasRe:Chevraqis: asketch)
|From:||Marcus Smith <smithma@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 14, 2000, 7:31|
Nik Taylor wrote:
>> A classic example of a garden
>> path sentence is "The horse raced past the barn fell down".
>IS that grammatical? I can't think of any situation where "raced past
>the barn" could be used as a relative phrase, at least in my dialect.
The structure is fine in my dialect, even if the wording and topic are
Try it with something like: "The car driven by the old man broke down" (as
opposed to the car driven by the young woman). I find this easier to digest
since the participial form of "drive" differs from the past tense, unlike for
"race" which is "raced" in both forms.