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R: Re:Degreesofvolitioninactivelanguages(wasRe:Chevraqis:asketch)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, August 14, 2000, 19:55
"Thomas R. Wier" wrote:
> It can only be grammatical when you have the proper intonation, and, > in writing, punctuation: "The horse, [caused to be] raced past the barn, > fell down."
Ah! That does make sense, and with the right intonation isn't even ambiguous, altho it does still sound a bit peculiar to me. I'd probably use "The horse, which was raced past the barn, fell down". I'd been trying to interpret it as an active past tense, i.e., "The horse [which] raced past the barn fell down" -- "Their bodies did not age, but they became afeared of everything and anything. For partaking in any activity at all could threaten their precious and ageless bodies! ... Their victory over death was a hollow one." ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor