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Old 02-10-2006, 08:13 PM posted to alt.english.usage,alt.food.barbecue,alt.usage.english
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Default The pitcher had water in...

Dan Krueger wrote:

Lately I've heard constructions of the following form:

"The pitcher had water in...."

My intuition would be to state that as:

"The pitcher had water in it...."


Yours is a good intuition.

Is the "it" really unnecessary?


Yes.

Why is this any different from "teh pitcher had a frame on...."


That expression makes no sense to me (even ignoring the typo). There's an
"it" missing.

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