'like to a + noun'

ipipip

Senior Member
Mandarin Chinese普通话
I have never seen this structure 'like to a + noun'.


These mostly centre-left critics, including Democratic Congressman Jerrold Nadler, have pointed to a loophole in US law that allows the Treasury Secretary to allocate any value he or she likes to a coin.

Is 'he or she likes to a coin' a appositive clause of word 'value'?


Please help me to analyze the sentence.

Thanks in advance.




URL:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20951417
 
  • wandle

    Senior Member
    English - British
    The sense and the connection of words can be shown as follows:

    ... a loophole in US law that allows the Treasury Secretary to allocate any value which he or she likes to a coin.

    In this sentence, 'likes' could be replaced by 'chooses'.
     
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