|From:||DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 14, 2000, 23:11|
From: "Nik Taylor"
> > It can only be grammatical when you have the proper intonation, and,
> > in writing, punctuation: "The horse, [caused to be] raced past thebarn,
> > fell down."
> Ah! That does make sense, and with the right intonation isn't even
> ambiguous, altho it does still sound a bit peculiar to me. I'd probably
> use "The horse, which was raced past the barn, fell down". I'd been
> trying to interpret it as an active past tense, i.e., "The horse [which]
> raced past the barn fell down"
Whence the garden path, no?