[Corpora-List] adverbial 'behind'

Trevor Jenkins trevor.jenkins at suneidesis.com
Sat May 29 21:30:44 CEST 2010


On Sat, 29 May 2010, E. Bashir <ebashir at yahoo.com> wrote:


> But this prepositional usage could also be a dialectal usage of some
> group/region, in which the preposition 'behind' has the suggested
> meaning "controlling or responsible for (an event or plan)". In this
> case, it would mean 'I am sorry they lost their daddy because of what
> happened.'

That's how I thought it was intended at first glance but now I'm not convinced. As other have suggested it smacks more of an odd dialectal usage than anything else.

Regards, Trevor

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