Re: Help on Verbs...
|Date:||Saturday, November 13, 1999, 2:06|
Dr. David E. Bell <dbell@...> wrote:
> I would agree that calling these constructions middle-voice is somethin=g of
> a stretch. Middle-voice translations inevitably wind up as active
> voice/reflexive sentences. English has no middle, period.
Y'all might be interested to look at a one of my pages. (Yes,
it's self-promotion, but it may be good also for corrections!)
It's a grammatical aside note on middle voice in Drasel=E9q, with
three theories (supported by three different [fictional] scholarly
factions) about its function and 'correct' usage.
If you didn't know, you'll learn, and if you know more than I do,
you'll correct (I hope, in both cases).