if at math.bu.edu
Sun Dec 9 07:33:14 EST 2012
I actually fully agree with you on "I shop at Macy's", and with your
distinction between "syntax and semantics", namely, between grammar
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Dec 9, 2012, at 12:48 AM, Dave Washburn wrote:
> To be honest, I have no idea what you just said. I am reasonably sure,
> though, that it has little in common with what I suggested.
> On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:
>> You are right, the only question is "what does the present tense
>> in English"
>> mean. It is but an internal problem of grammar not of meaning.
>> Throw out the grammar books and the problem will disappear.
>> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>> On Dec 8, 2012, at 10:16 PM, Michael Abernathy wrote:
>> the present tense in English
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