Attention of Accordance Instant Details Dept:
Someone has objected to my posting with:
""First, you are quite wrong. There are numerous cases of ב with a clausal complement,"
I response to that I affirm that
I am not wrong. I did not say anything about the possibility of ב having a clause for its object. I only spoke about the phrase in the verse in question, which in fact has no clause.
The suggestions I make are not personal whims, but questions of standard grammar and syntax, which BTW I taught for many years, and even in graduate school.
Kindly note that I have not (recently) directed and am not directing posts to the objector, but to Accordance. And I believe I remain free to suggest improvements to Accordance, whether or not they are accepted.
I heartily recommend that the personal be left out of the discussion. It is not a matter of what I , we, or you are desiring or doing, but of grammar and syntax as displayed in Instant Details.
And I am asserting that there is a clause in this verse in question. So, indeed, I am saying you are quite wrong.
Moreover, to whom you're ostensibly addressing the posts is irrelevant. I direct the syntax project and all such decisions are mine. So it very much is a matter of what I and my team
decide to do. It makes no difference where or what you have taught. This comes down to a simple issue: you disagree with the syntax, I direct the syntax project, I disagree with you. The result: the syntax modules will not change according to your suggestions. The information in the Instant Details, whether with morphology or syntax, reflects the information in the underlying module. As such, the ID information will not change according to your suggestions either.
I am not making this personal. The attempt to accuse me of ad hominem is a red herring. But I am telling you that you are wasting your time, my time, and the Accordance folks' time (if not also the time of Forum readers). These are not user-defined syntax modules.
With less patience than ever,
(By the way, perhaps you'd like to share your full name on the Forum for the benefit of other readers. That way, if they are interested in your grammar qualifications and teaching experience, which you cite here, they can google it.)