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Re: [code-switching] help please?!

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  • mkoven@uiuc.edu
    Hi, Wouldn t one call that a dangling participle? It might seem as if the rules and descriptions are making note... Michele
    Message 1 of 6 , May 11, 2007
      Hi,

      Wouldn't one call that a dangling participle? It might seem as if the rules and descriptions are making note...


      Michele

      ---- Original message ----
      >Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 07:58:32 -0500
      >From: "james L. fidelholtz" <fidelholtz@...>
      >Subject: Re: [code-switching] help please?!
      >To: code-switching@yahoogroups.com
      >
      >Hi, Alma,
      >
      >Well, at least you mentioned 2 languages in the query quote!
      >
      >The reference in the quote is a bit sloppy with respect to reference, but I
      >wouldn't call it ungrammatical. The passive makes it a bit unwieldy, though.
      >I would suggest reformulation as an active sentence, such as:
      >
      >{We} suggest investigating what English and Arabic grammar books say about
      >pronoun use while paying close attention to similarities and differences
      >with respect to gender.
      >
      >Jim
      >
      >
      >On 5/10/07, Alma G. <aalmarwani@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> I realize that this has nothing to do with code-switching, but...
      >> could someone please tell me what is wrong with the structure in the
      >> following statement?
      >> ...
      >> As a general defining point, the rules and descriptions of pronoun use
      >> can be investigated in English (and Arabic) usage and grammar books,
      >> making note of similarities and differences in the area of gender.
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >
      >
      >
      >--
      >James L. Fidelholtz
      >Posgrado en Ciencias del Lenguaje
      >Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y
      > Humanidades
      >Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de
      > Puebla, MÉXICO
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