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Ergative English

As National Grammar Day approaches, I’ve been thinking about one way in which the grammar of some languages can be mind-bendingly different from the grammar of English. Specifically, I’ve been wondering what it would be like if English were an ergative language. Imagine this. Imagine that in a sentence like She kissed me or I [...]
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