Saturday, September 5, 2009

Accusative and Dative for English speakers ...

found on a website featuring a lol-picture from :

"sometimes when I am sad I like to cut myself ...

... another slice of cheesecake"

The bad sense of the sentence is when you take "myself" for an accusative. When you add some other noun ("slice of cheesecake"), that becomes the accusative and "myself" becomes the dative and it is all all right.

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