Date: Thu, 17 Nov 1994 10:12:20 EST From: Rex Pyles Subject: Re: Anyone familiar with the following expressions? Thanks for your reply. I thought a while and it seems to me that verbs like 'buy, get, see(as in a movie), even 'read' -- as in "What are you going to do over vacation?" "I'm going to read me a good book." are used. It is as if (it seems to me right now) the pronoun were a type of dative (if you think of underlying case grammar). Shakespeare wrote (was it in Hamlet?) "Slay me yonder villain!" Ciao. Rex Pyles