On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 9:57 PM, Jim Fidelholtz <fidelholtz at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi, Marc,
> My initial reaction to your question was 'what adverb?', ie, that it is a
> preposition. With a bit more reflection, I'm a bit more convinced that it's
> more of a preposition than an adverb. Cf.
> They lost their daddy behind the barn. (or even: after the event,
> where I would interpret 'after' here as a preposition). Actually, such
> examples seem to me to point out the fuzziness of grammatical categories
> (*especially* where adverbs are concerned, and cf. also 'discourse markers',
> which in their historical development seem to progress syntactically in many
> cases towards adverb-like behavior).
> On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM, Marc FRYD <marc.fryd at univ-poitiers.fr>wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> In the second episode of "The Wire," one of the characters says the
>> "[I am] sorry they lost their daddy behind what happened". This is in
>> reference to some kids losing their father after he was shot.
>> Is anyone familiar with this particular usage of 'behind'?
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