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Re: Conciseness

From:Mark P. Line <mark@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 9, 2004, 17:41
Ray Brown said:
> On Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at 06:37 , Mark P. Line wrote: > > >> that therefore >> a prototypical simple transitive clause constructed from open-class >> morphemes will have at least three syllables. > > I think "will generally have" might be better.
In my usage, "a prototypical X will generally have Y" is redundant. There may be lots of X's that don't have Y, but if a supposedly prototypical X doesn't have Y, then it's not prototypical at all. -- Mark