Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 19:29:03 -0400 From: "E. Wayles Browne" 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 MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE. > >2. Who does she think said ate the cake? > Ungrammatical. Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics Morrill Hall, Cornell University Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A. tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h) e-mail ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (1989 to 1993 was: jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornella.bitnet // jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]