LINGUIST List 15.2579
Thu Sep 16 2004
Qs: Grammaticality Query, Native English Speakers
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- Henk Wolf, Past Imperatives
Message 1: Past Imperatives
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 08:29:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Henk Wolf <hwolffa.knaw.nl>
Subject: Past Imperatives
In the line of my research into tensed imperatives, I wonder if any
native English speakers find the sentence (1) below grammatical with
an imperative interpretation of the first verb. Those to whom the
sentence is ungrammatical in this reading need not respond.
(1) Had a great schoolyear but have an even better summer!
Responses please to hwolffa.knaw.nl. I will post a summary.
Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG
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