Date: Tue, 11 Oct 1994 18:51:00 EDT

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: -"had" Constructions

I agree with Don Lance that the [on me] phrase in {I had my pants fall down on

me} is interesting. I sense a tonal requirment in all these on+pronoun

constructions - namely, it must be something not wanted, preferred, liked,

etc... I would prefer calling them malefactives rather than datives of

interest, but I do not want to be a category mongerer.

Dennis Preston