End of ADS-L Digest - 16 Nov 1995 to 17 Nov 1995 ************************************************ There are 5 messages totalling 144 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Don Nelson puts behind (2) 2. Fixinto 3. Monte Christos (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 18 Nov 1995 15:30:17 -0500 From: Bob Haas Subject: Re: Don Nelson puts behind On Fri, 17 Nov 1995, Dennis R. Preston wrote: > How about the other funny business in this sentence? Since the 'him' (in 1 > above, a completely grammatical sentence) is a clause-mate to 'Nelson,' why > isn't it reflexive? *Nelson put this chapter behind himself. Could this odd > fact have anything to do with the fact that the locative is predicted by > 'put' but here has an obligatory temporal metaphoric reading? Dennis, It's not reflexive because the action is not directed toward Nelson, himself. Rather the action is directed and focused upon the "chapter". So, in that regard, the sentence seems to be correct. Still, it does read a little weird, but I wonder if I see as such due to Beth's initial post. Did she taint my perception of what may simply be a strange sounding sentence? Jus' wondrin' Bob Haas University of North Carolina at Greensboro rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]hamlet.uncg.edu