LINGUIST List 15.2579

Thu Sep 16 2004

Qs: Grammaticality Query, Native English Speakers

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  1. Henk Wolf, Past Imperatives

Message 1: Past Imperatives

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 08:29:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Henk Wolf <>
Subject: Past Imperatives

Dear all!

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 I will post a summary.

Friendly greetings,
Henk Wolf 

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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