"I walked with him back" vs "I walked back with him"

Reply Thu 29 May, 2014 06:45 am
I was watching The West Wing season one, episode eight, & while describing having a meal with her father, one character uses the phrase, "I had breakfast with him and I walked with him back."
That syntax struck me as unusual, I would ordinarily say that "I walked back with him."
What do you folks think?
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Reply Thu 29 May, 2014 04:22 pm

You are right. Slightly unusual.

You expect something else to come at the end, for example "I walked with him back to our place."
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Reply Thu 29 May, 2014 05:52 pm
Without Mac's ending I'd agree w/ yours. Also we'd say, "…and I walked him back" so as to avoid the rep
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