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From:
Craig A. Berry
Date:
December 19, 2017 14:03
Subject:
Re: Revisiting smart match
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On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 9:40 PM, Zefram <zefram@fysh.org> wrote:
> Craig A. Berry wrote:
>>That is simply wrong.  At the beginning of a sentence it introduces a
>>given truth
>
> That's precisely what I'm referring to.  It introduces a truth, not
> a thing.  One writes "whereas Ford is hoopy, we should do this", not
> "whereas Ford, we should do this".

Sure, whereas generally takes a declarative statement in English, but
then so does "given" (though not as consistently).  Whereas also sets
up for a list of subordinate qualifications, which will be lost with a
word that operates on a thing.  Can't have everything.

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