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Are form & context nearly sufficient to determine content?


In Jonathan Franzen's book, The Corrections (the one that Oprah took off her book club list) the young, fussy-eater Chipper is deaf to what his mother is saying to him about eating up the food on his plate. What he hears coming from her mouth Franzen constructs as follows:

"Noun adjective," his mother said, "contraction possessive noun. Conjunction conjunction stressed pronoun counterfactual verb pronoun I'd just gobble that up and temporal adverb pronoun conditional auxiliary infinitive -"

Franzen comments that Chipper is, while in that state of mind, free "from even that minimal burden of decoding spoken English".

Can you decode the content of what she is likely to have said to him given the parts of speech and the context?

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