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#113246 - 10/07/03 05:55 PM Ranting and Raving
wow Offline
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Heard on TV on one day - within one hour.
"Grieved the loss ..."
"Exampled the behavior..."
"Fragranced the room..."

AAAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#113247 - 10/08/03 06:25 AM Re: Ranting and Raving
Faldage Online   sleepy
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"Grieved the loss ..."

Best get used to this one. Sixty-two percent of the AHD Usage Panel approve of this one.


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#113248 - 10/08/03 07:30 AM Re: Ranting and Raving
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I have no problem with "grieve (c.f. "grieving widow)." The other two examples do grate, though.


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#113249 - 10/08/03 07:51 AM Re: Ranting and Raving
Faldage Online   sleepy
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The grieve problem is in the choice of direct objects. The prescribed dose is "the loss grieved the widow," not "the widow grieved the loss…" "The grieving widow" would seem to fit the latter, but.


And the 62% that accept the latter are noted here: http://www.bartleby.com/61/90/G0269000.html

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#113250 - 10/08/03 01:59 PM Re: Ranting and Raving
AnnaStrophic Offline
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the choice of direct objects

You're right. I was putting the cart before the hearse.


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#113251 - 10/08/03 03:09 PM Re: Ranting and Raving
Wordwind Offline
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Ha! Good one, AnnaS.

Now: I would like to hear the 38% of the usage panel rant and rave over the loss that grieves them.


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#113252 - 10/08/03 03:39 PM Re: Ranting and Raving
Alex Williams Offline
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I was putting the cart before the hearse.

*Standing ovation*


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