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Re: Accusative, Dative, ?

From:Joshua Shinavier <ajshinav@...>
Date:Friday, May 28, 1999, 12:16
Nik Taylor wrote:
> > you can live BY something, > > etc. etc. and the particular preposition used to indicate these objects=
> > somewhat arbitrary -- I doubt changing the above "UNDER" to "BY" would =
> > the meaning of the phrase at all >=20 > True, but changing that BY to UNDER does change the meaning. Living > under water is different than living by water. But I imagine that if > necessary, you could clarify the meaning?
Only if you regard BY and UNDER as true prepositions, though -- I was indicating that the UNDER in "to study under" really has nothing to do with the preposition itself. "Studying under the water" is a whole different thing than "studying under a professor". Not only does the UNDER serve in two entirely different ways, but in the latter case you might even learn something, while in the former you just get wet ;) Josh _/_/ _/_/ _/_/_/_/ Joshua Shinavier =20 _/ _/ _/ Loorenstrasse 74, Zimmer B321=20 _/ _/ _/_/_/_/ CH-8053 Z=FCrich =20 _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ Switzerland =20 _/_/_/_/ _/_/_/_/ _/_/_/_/ Danov=EBn pages: