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what I am

Postby azz » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:42 am

Can one say:

a. Unlucky is what I am.
b. What I am is unlucky.

c. Up is where I am going.
d. Where I am going is up.

e. Lucky is what he got.
f. What he got was lucky.

g. Happy is what I will make you.
h. What I will make you is happy.

Are these sentences acceptable in the formal English?

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Re: what I am

Postby Alan » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:58 am

All theoretically possible, although some speakers would probably reject (e) on account of the ambiguity of 'got'.
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