Re: VOCABULARY AID: Basic and Additional Vocabulary (topics 1 - 10)
|From:||Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 2004, 0:55|
Carsten Becker wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 November 2004 17:26, Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> > What do you mean by "book of my father's"? Did your
> > father write that book, or does he happen to own a copy
> > which you used?
> Oh. An ambiguous sentence -- No it is copied from an
> "Aufbauwortschatz" my father possesses a copy of.
It might be strictly ambiguous, but I didn't find it so. I think that unless
it's known that my father is an author, "a book of my father's" really has to
be "a book my father possesses"; If I really meant that my father wrote the
book, (and it wasn't known that my father was an author), then I'd need to
signal it more clearly somehow.
> Sorry for confusion. Those possessive 'S'es can drive me
> crazy ...
I think you handled it perfectly.
s. (who, for the first time since quotas were introduced, has used five
posts in one day -one Rhode Island day, anyway. It's past midnight *here*)
Stephen Mulraney firstname.lastname@example.org http://livejournal.com/~ataltane
I remember that I tried several times to use a slide rule, and that, several
times also, I began modern maths textbooks, saying to myself that if I were
going slowly, if I read all the lessons all in order, doing the exercises
and all, there was no reason why I should stall -- Georges Perec