Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1993 20:18:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET> Subject: Re: some U.S. "Midland" regional I believe what Don Lance calls 'tentativity' as a feature of some progressives (e.g., 'Are you wanting to make an appointment') is essentially the same thing I expressed in an earlier reaction to this query. I still believe, however, that negative expectation has greater generalization for the feature we are trying (or should I say wanting) to tease out. Dennis Preston <22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet>