From: Ben Crick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 22 1998 - 17:45:53 EDT
On Tue 22 Sep 98 (09:04:35), email@example.com wrote:
> " Or is there a rule that
> stipulates when an author *ought* to assign relative pronouns a case
> that conflicts with its role in its own clause? "
When I was a schoolboy leearning Latin, we had a cartoon picture of a
migratory bird flying along with a suitcase firmly clutched in its claws,
talking over its shoulder to another bird flying alongside:
"I agree with you entirely, Auntie; but I carry my case in my own claws".
The *relative* pronoun agrees in all respects with its "auntie"-cedent,
but keeps its *grammatical* case in its own *clause*.
Neat, I thought...
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