Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 08:30:02 -0400 From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" 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." Comments? Thanks, Bethany K. Dumas, J.D.., Ph.D. | Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Dep't of English, UT, Knoxville | EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 415 McClung Tower | (615) 974-6965 | FAX (615) 974-6926 Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 | See Webpage at