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On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:47:17 -0800, Daniel Ross <[log in to unmask]>  
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> In English, I argue that there are two types. The V1 primary (like "try  
> and
> X" or "be sure and X"), and the V2 primary (all of the motion verb
> examples-- "go and X" or "come and X").

> Note that only the motion verb type can be in the past tense-- "went and
> ate" vs *"tried and go/went".

This is rather a sidebar to the rest of the discussion, but according to  
my intuition (obligatory caveat: never trust anyone's intuition) "Pat  
tried and went home, but didn't make it all the way there" seems fine.

<snip>

-- 
David Bowie

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