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
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