By Con Riley
A yr after the surprising loss of life of his longtime associate, Ben, Theo Anderson remains to be grieving. the very last thing he's searching for is a brand new lover. yet as Theo quickly discovers, occasionally lifestyles has different plans.
While Theo reviews a strong actual appeal to fellow health club member Peter, it's his new on-line good friend, Morgan, who presents the highbrow problem to make him come alive. Morgan is witty, courageous, and irreverent, and Theo is able to take the plunge... till he discovers Morgan should be part his age.
Theo's overdue companion used to be considerably older—enough to pressure Theo's courting along with his family—and the potential for one other courting being lower brief leaves him gunshy. Theo must lay Ben's reminiscence to relaxation, reconcile along with his kinfolk, and re-light overlooked friendships if he's to begin afresh with a brand new lover. yet Theo isn't the single one with a past.
His greatest problem, in dwelling after Ben, is probably not his to stand.
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Unlike the English PrP, it can be modified by past-time adverbs (11a), but in a more restricted way than Italian PrP, since (1 lb) is ungrammatical. (11) a. Esta mañana a las seis Juan ha abierto la ventana. 'At six o'clock this morning Juan [has] opened the window'. b. * Ayer Juan ha abierto la ventana. ' The adverb this morning alone is compatible with the past tense and the PrP in English. The reason is that it can denote an interval that includes Speech Time or one that is entirely in the past.
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We saw earlier (see example ) that the systematic intervention of 3 between Gen0 and the variable in D° prevented generic readings for DS in Spanish. To obtain generic readings for noun phrases, Spanish resorts to another mechanism in the language, namely Spec-Head Agreement. I propose that the constituent that is generated in [Spec GenP] is the one that, by Spec-Head Agreement, gets to be interpreted as generic. In such configurations (see (), the relation between Gen0 and D° is not one of (operator/variable) binding, and thus cannot be achieved with an empty D°; the Spec-Head Agreement mechanism for generics requires D° to be overt and so we find definite articles.