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Query Details

Query Subject:   Unusual Spanish construction
Author:   Colin Whiteley
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I have just come across a construction in Spanish which I had never seen
before. The very well read native speaker who gave it to me assures me it is
unusual but correct. It is:

"Se le habiamos olvidado", in the sense of "(Ella) se habia olvidado de

As a fluent, non-native speaker of Spanish, I immediately judged this to be
ungrammatical, but my informant insists it is acceptable, though very
unusual. I should like to know the opinion of other native speakers on the
Linguist list. If you find it acceptable, please suggest how it should be
analysed, e.g. whether the verb is 1st person plural or 3rd person singular
+ a suffixed pronoun "-mos".

I will post a summary if the results are worthwhile.

Colin Whiteley
Barcelona, Spain

LL Issue: 11.2395
Date posted: 05-Nov-2000


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