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    Its all soo confusing!!!

    does this sentence make sense;

    " 'she fell of she's chair' is grammatically incorrect because the possessive paradigm 'her' has been replaced with the nominative pronoun 'she' "

    ?


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    Re: Its all soo confusing!!!

    "'She fell of she's chair' is grammatically incorrect because the possessive pronoun 'her' has been replaced with the nominative pronoun 'she'."

    : "her book" would be a paradigm. Linguistically, a single word cannot be a paradigm.
    paradigm: a set of linguistic items that form mutually exclusive choices in particular syntactic roles, such as with English determiners. We can say “a book” or “his book” but not “a his book"; (and no jokes about "a hymn book" !)

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    Re: Its all soo confusing!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sarah b View Post
    does this sentence make sense;

    " 'she fell of she's chair' is grammatically incorrect because the possessive paradigm 'her' has been replaced with the nominative pronoun 'she' "

    ?
    She fell off her chair...

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