Saturday, April 7, 2007

Ancient Words [transitive verb without object]...

Here's a comment to Veith's post by Lars Walker:

I'm not sure what the title is, but mine's a praise song with the words, "Ancient words, long preserved..." It includes the classic line: "O let the ancient words impart."

Impart what? "Impart" is a transitive verb! You've got to impart something, be it only banality or or beigeness or hyperglycemia! Nothing just sits there and imparts.

Pathetic writing.

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