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 22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]