rohina at shaw.ca
Thu Aug 7 16:47:33 EDT 2003
>Ah, Robyn - how do you fancy the popular construction; "John thought to
That's pretty dreadful.
>I often wonder who else he might be thinking it to... are all these folk who
>think to themselves telepathic, do you think? So they might be thinking it
>to someone else?
Well, the students who write "Odgers thinks" clearly have some idea that
authors are broadcasting their thoughts, so maybe it *is* necessary to
I have an exercise in class where I make students come up with as many
synonyms for "states" (meaning says in writing) as they can, just to
demonstrate the possibilities. There is no excuse for these sloppy usages.
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