7) As far as syntax is concerned and in accordance to this semantic evolution, OE behofian ('need') favoured nominative experiencers (like tharf and betharf) and nominal themes, while its ME reflex, behoven ('is appropriate'), preferred non-nominative experiencers and sentential themes, with or without a formal subject it, as in It byhoveth the to ben obeisaunt 'It behoves
you to be obedient' (112).
But it ill behoves
a left over from the last Tory Government to make political capital out of it, given that party's record on jobs in this part of the world.
everyone to take time to plan ahead in all they do.
IT ill behoves
your correspondent, V Tomlinson (ECHO Letters, Jan 20), to rail against racism and then to declare himself to be chairman, Merseyside Black Police Association; surely a blatantly racist organisation
us to recall that the Great Blair, whatever one thinks of these last spinning, prevaricating years, was once an inexperienced boy wonder himself.
all sensible people to voice their opposition strongly if we are to save the first two decades of this century from being a re-run of the first two decades of the last century.
us to ensure place names reflect the history and culture of society," he said.
us then, to confess our national sins, and pray for clemency and forgiveness.
us all to watch how public money is spent on grandiose, Banana-Republic projects.
us all to know what our strengths are, too, and to use them for the good of all.
While we have such an organisation, it behoves
those who are not willing to stand in the line to respect those that do so on our behalf.
As professional pessimists, it behoves
us to be happy in other aspects of our lives.
As His children, it behoves
us to emulate our Heavenly Father's attributes which might enable us to shift boundaries and barriers in thought and deed.
us all to be more careful in giving our assent to something when we have no intention whatsoever of doing what we have promised God in prayer.
Sir - So much is said faulting the NHS that it behoves
me to write the following.