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All posts tagged "quasi-modal verb"

  • English Auxiliary Verbs

    Auxiliary verbs are a subcategory of English verbs that provide additional semantic or syntactic information about the main verb in the...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMarch 1, 2016
  • Grammatical Forms of English Verb Phrases

    A verb phrase is a phrase in which a verb functions as the head of the phrase plus any auxiliaries (modals,...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 29, 2014
  • English Verbs: Copular, Auxiliary, Modal, and Main Verbs

    As defined by traditional grammars, verbs are “action or state of being words.” Within verb phrases in English, there are four...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 22, 2014
  • English Quasi-modal Verbs

    The  modal verb is a distinct auxiliary verb form characteristic of the English language that differs from prototypical verbs in grammatical...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 1, 2014
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Modals

    Verbs are traditionally defined as words that “described an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 15, 2013
  • English Catenative Verbs

    Similar to modal verbs in distinctness, catenative verbs are a unique verb form to the English language. Catenative verbs form strings...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 10, 2013
  • Common English Verbs

    The English verb system is often considered the most complex system of the English language. The following sections list the five...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 31, 2013
  • Using P-words as Particles

    P-words are defined as prepositions and adverbs that no longer perform prepositional or adverbial functions. P-words are function words, which are...

    English P-wordsHeather JohnsonAugust 26, 2013
  • The Particle in English Grammar

    Particles are function words that express grammatical relationships with other words. Function words are words that perform definite grammatical functions but...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonJuly 13, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of Verbs in Predicate Verb Phrases

    A predicate is defined as a word or phrase that expresses the action performed by the grammatical subject or the state...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMarch 14, 2013

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