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Re: English question

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>
Date:Thursday, November 29, 2001, 6:34
On Wed, 28 Nov 2001, Nik Taylor wrote:

> Stefan Koch wrote: > > "He voted Liberal." - Is the 'Liberal' an adjective or an adverb? > > I'd say neither. I'd say it's a noun, the object of the verb "voted". > The verb "vote" requires "for" when referring to a specific individual > ("He voted for Bush") but optional when referring to parties ("He voted > Republican" OR "He voted for the Republicans")
Not if it takes `one' instead: `He voted Bob Brown one', although that's rare because people are more likely to say `He voted for the Greens'. (Australia uses the preferential voting system where one numbers people rather than voting for them; Senator Bob Brown is the leader of the Green party; I would've voted the Greens one if I wasn't seventeen.) Incidentally, can anyone say what the `one' is there? A preposition? A part of the verb (like those other verb-preposition pairs an example of which I can never come up with when I want one)? And also, what's a better name for prepositions in English, given that they can go before and after things? Tristan War doesn't prove who's right, just who's left. - BSD Games' Fortune


John Cowan <cowan@...>
Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>