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

From:J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...>
Date:Monday, August 14, 2000, 17:11
Nik Taylor wrote:

> J Matthew Pearson wrote: > > Perhaps what makes the sentence jarring to modern ears is that, because we > > expect do-support, there's a temptation to interpret "what" as questioning > > the subject of the sentence > > Partly, but, for me at least, it still sounds bizarre even if you add > do-support, "What did you hear him say else". That else just feels like > it doesn't belong when it's there. > > > A classic example of a garden > > path sentence is "The horse raced past the barn fell down". > > IS that grammatical? I can't think of any situation where "raced past > the barn" could be used as a relative phrase, at least in my dialect.
Why not? "We raced the horse past the barn" "The horse was raced past the barn" "The horse [raced past the barn] fell down" If you don't like using "race" as a transitive verb, try "walk": "We walked the dog through the park" "The dog was walked through the park" "The dog [walked through the park] is friendly" Matt.