Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 19:29:03 -0400
From: "E. Wayles Browne" ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CORNELL.EDU
Subject: Re: acceptability/grammaticality judgments, please
1. Kim and Dale think that each other is the best.
This is ungrammatical for me, however I am aware that there are
speakers (I call them "loose each-other-ers") for whom the
use of "each other" in subject position of a subordinate
clause is possible. Robert Pirsig is one such person; you
will find a number of examples like this in ZEN AND THE ART OF
2. Who does she think said ate the cake?
Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics
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