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 toagree
> 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.