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Re: Help! Verb agreement

From:DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 27, 2000, 7:10
From: "Marcus Smith"

> Matt McLauchlin wrote:
> >Ian teuc. > >ia-n | teuc-Ø > >I abs | love 3pSgPrSim > >"I am loved."
> I don't see where your problem is, actually. The verb does appear to
> with the subject in all your sentences. You don't say "someone", but the > verb still agrees with it. The only difference between the last two > sentences is word order. The meaning between the two is not that extreme > -- it is not unheard of for indefinite subjects to evolve into passives.
I presume here, but I think Matt may consider "ian" the subject of the above sentence (correct me if I'm wrong, Matt), whence his dilemma. Kou