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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 unusual. 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. Marcus