End of ADS-L Digest - 1 Feb 1997 to 2 Feb 1997 ********************************************** There are 10 messages totalling 238 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. forbid. . .to? (3) 2. The City 3. forbid...to 4. The City -Reply (3) 5. "the bird" 6. Students and "Ebonics" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 07:54:33 -0600 From: "Albert E. Krahn" Subject: forbid. . .to? Our Saturday, Feb. 1 newspaper had a Knight-Ridder News Service item which opened with the following: In a decison with nationwide implications, the California Supreme Court has ruled that San Jose can forbid suspected gang members to engage in a variety of otherwise legal behavior -- from climbing fences to wearing beepers to hanging around together on their turf. Here in Olde Milwaukee, we might say _forbid . . . from engaging_ but never _forbid . . . to engage_. We prefer the forbid + participle to forbid + infinitive. Is this regional? Or are we in the mainstream? Should Knight-Ridder get ridder one of their writers? akra Al Krahn ~ Milwaukee Area Technical College ~ 700 W. State St. Milwaukee WI 53233 ~ 414/ W297-6519/ F297-7990 krahna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]milwaukee.tec.wi.us ~ Owner PUNCT-L, a mailing list for discussing punctuation. [{:-},./-_(;-/)]