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?
You are right. Slightly unusual.
You expect something else to come at the end, for example "I walked with him back to our place."
Without Mac's ending I'd agree w/ yours. Also we'd say, "…and I walked him back" so as to avoid the rep