Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 08:30:02 -0400
From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" DUMASB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU
Subject: write/write to
A colleague on another list asks whether the ff. construction would raise
the eyebrows of any American linguist:
I wrote Bethany.
(compare: "I wrote to Bethany")
And, what about the ff: "I wrote back to him." vs. "I wrote him back."
Bethany K. Dumas, J.D.., Ph.D. | Applied Linguistics, Language & Law
Dep't of English, UT, Knoxville | EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]utk.edu
415 McClung Tower | (615) 974-6965 | FAX (615) 974-6926
Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 | See Webpage at http://hamlet.la.utk.edu