Monday, May 31, 2004

Word nerds, take notice

Language Log has an interesting syntax discussion on "supplementary (non-restrictive) relative clauses with a present participle in place of a finite verb, whose subject is a partitive structure involving a relative pronoun, like 'both of whom', 'most of whom', 'few of whose parents', 'part of which'."

In English: It's sentences like this: "Ireland and Denmark, both of whom being heavily reliant on British trade, decided they would go wherever Britain went..."

Warning: not for the faint of heart.


At 11:14 AM, June 01, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Feint" of heart?

At 3:22 PM, June 01, 2004, Blogger Nicole said...

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At 9:15 PM, September 20, 2004, Blogger Nicole said...

A mere slip of the fingers! It's fixed; thanks.


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