chapter  3
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ByNouns

I’ve explained the oddity of *two rather jokes as being due to the fact that rather has a function only in respect of dubious so that, if you omit dubious, rather is left without a function. But why is rather left without a function? In the absence of dubious, why can’t rather modify jokes instead? Or couldn’t we say that rather modifies two?