Re: Terms of Endearment
|From:||Muke Tever <muke@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 30, 2003, 18:41|
From: "Chris Bates" <christopher.bates@...>
> I don't think you could say for instance "I saw a small" for I saw a
> small man, but when there are alternatives involved, like for instance
> if someone is showing you dresses, I think all dialects of english would
> allow you to say
> "Which dress do you prefer, the green or the pink?" As in your example,
> and to reply
> "I prefer the green [not the pink]."
If that original choice was what was offered, that'd be the natural response,
but in my current opinion I'd think the more natural questions would be "Which
color do you like better, green or pink?" (most likely if the dresses are
present) or "Which dress do you like better, the green one or the pink one?"
(more likely if they aren't).