By John D. MacDonald
From a liked grasp of crime fiction, A pink position for death is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Travis McGee’s taking his retirement in installments whereas he’s nonetheless younger sufficient to get pleasure from it. yet eventually, his funds runs out and he has to paintings. This time McGee’s lured out West to a surprisingly secretive assembly with a lady in difficulty, in a spot whose attractiveness hides a few gruesome, risky secrets.
“John D. MacDonald created a spectacular volume of amazing books, each one wealthy with characterization, suspense, and a nearly intoxicating feel of place.”—Jonathan Kellerman
Mona is in love with a bad, younger collage professor and married to a prosperous guy whom she is confident is stealing from her belief fund. So she does what any self-respecting lady could do: She hires an individual to thieve her a reimbursement so she will run away with the affection of her life.
Travis isn’t definite he desires to aid out until eventually he sees Mona getting shot and killed out at the cliffs close to her cabin. Now he’s a lead suspect in a plot to assist her break out, and to transparent his identify, he must unravel issues. however the murders simply continue mounting, and for Travis, even operating with Mona’s husband doesn’t appear to aid concerns. Will he manage to discover the advanced plot in time to save lots of his personal skin?
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Following Babyonyshev (1993, 1997), we treat the dative Case borne by the nominal complement of the preposition k (‘to’) as inherent Case, rather than lexical Case. The reason is that complements of this preposition bear the theta-role of goal, which fits into the definition of inherent Case given above. An example of inherent dative licensed by the preposition k (‘to’) is given below: (16) Inherent Dative Case a. On podošel k oknu. 3 The interaction of Number and Case With regard to the internal structure of DPs, there are many competing analyses in the literature, none of which, to the best of our knowledge, can offer a satisfactory account of the DP-internal Case-licensing mechanisms.
The revised Prediction 1a is in (28): (28) Prediction 1a Young Russian-speaking children produce Case correctly in the singular. Furthermore, the Underspecification of Number may have consequences for the use of plural nouns in general. , they either do not produce plural forms or use them erroneously (cf. Pizzuto & Caselli (1992) for Italian, Grinstead (1994) for Spanish and Catalan, Ferdinand (1994) for French, and Clahsen et al. (1994) for German). At the same time, children as young as 1;6 exhibit productive control over singular nominal and verbal forms.
Due to lack of consensus on the status of these forms, they were excluded from our analysis. Case and Number in early Russian 5. 5In Stage 1, we obtained 1978 (=91%) singular forms and 183 (=9%) plural forms, and in Stage 2 – 1703 (=87%) singular forms and 261 (=13%) plural forms. Furthermore, out of the 54 different word types used in plural in Stage 1, 35 (=65%) consist of frequently used plurals that might be rote-learned by the children. The rest 19 (=35%) word types represent productive plurals that might not be rote-learned.