Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 17:21:50 EDT

From: Douglas Bayer x3701 3NW dbayer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YUKON.HQ.ILEAF.COM

Subject: Re: DEG ADJ of a N


Do you have a simple explanation for the OF in these

"how long of a drive" constructions?

Many speakers object strongly to the intrusive "of."

Yet to my ear its quite natural. I'd love to learn

a defense...

--Doug Bayer