Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 11:09:26 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: spitten image [was: The skinny on PROVE] Larry, Your (only slightly) speculative reconstruction makes very good sense. The earlier citations show that must be the OBJECT of , which makes the present participle more unlikely, given that the derivation (if one is still a transformational believer, which I find it plausible to be) would more likely require to be the underlying SUBJECT. The derivation from a passivized underlying structure makes much more likely sense. Rudy --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]