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Re: Help on Verbs...

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Saturday, November 13, 1999, 2:06
Dr. David E. Bell <dbell@...> wrote:
>=20 > 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). --Pablo Flores