Why "flat is better than nested"?
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Fri Oct 29 05:49:34 CEST 2010
On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 22:47:35 -0700 (PDT) alex23 <wuwei23 at gmail.com>
> On Oct 27, 7:58 pm, Robin Becker <ro... at reportlab.com> wrote:
> > >> "I know that that that that that boy said is wrong!".
> > well they say nested is hard. How about this break down
> > I know that X that a boy said is wrong. (any boy)
> > I know that X that the boy said is wrong. (a single boy)
> > I know that X that that boy said is wrong. (a specific boy)
> But your original statement maps out to:
> I know that X that that that boy said is wrong.
> So this would apply to a specific 'that boy', hence Stefan's
> question :)
No, it wouldn't, hence Stefan's (and your) error. It maps to a specific
boy. Replacing "that"s where possible, it becomes:
I know that [the] "that" [which] that boy said is wrong.
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