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From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 26, 2003, 21:08
>--- Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...> >wrote: >> Tristan McLeay wrote: >> >> > (Of course, in American English, the jarring >> 'write me' is grammatically >> > correct... Silly little Americans ... :) >> >> Indeed, it's very jarring. It usually causes >> some little boggling of the mind when I read >> it. > > Is it not a part of your dialect then? It's > totally transparent to me. As with any verb of > that sort (sing, tell, read, etr.)
It's just as transparent to Rightpondians, what's not is when Merkins say 'Would you write me some time', or something to that effect. The 'me' in that fragment is rather jarring--the sentence seems to be lacking a direct object and the indirect object is unmarked. K.