December 14th, 2004


[meme] nearest book, p. 123

[from constructingme:]
  1. Grab the nearest book. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
C. Assume that motion verbs like jump, move, etc. take an optional PP complement, that is, that these verbs have the following specification in their lexical entries:
[COMPS < (PP) >]
Given that, use the following examples to write the leical entriesfor the prepositions out, from, and of:
  1. Kim jumped out of the bushes.
  2. Bo jumped out from the bushes.
  3. Lee moved from under the bushes.
  4. Leslie jumped out from under the bushes.
  5. Dana jumped from the bushes.
  6. Chris ran out the door.
  7. *Kim jumped out of from the bushes.
  8. Kim jumped out.
  9. *Kim jumped from.
okay, it's difficult to say where the end of the sentence is here. So I kinda went on.