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All posts tagged "verb phrase complement"

  • Intransitive English Verbs

    Notional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories in...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonFebruary 7, 2016
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Verb Phrase Complements

    Traditional grammars notionally define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state of being.” Verb phrases consist of a...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonNovember 4, 2013
  • Using Prepositional Phrases as Verb Phrase Complements

    Traditional grammars notionally define prepositions as words that “link to other words, phrases, and clauses” and that “express spatial or temporal...

    English PrepositionsHeather JohnsonOctober 31, 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
  • The Verb Phrase Complement in English Grammar

    Verb phrase complements are words and phrases that complete the meaning of a verb or verb phrase. Unlike verb phrase modifiers...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonOctober 8, 2013
  • Prepositional Verb Dictionary

    The prepositional verb is a common intransitive verb form in the English language. Prepositional verbs consist of a verb plus a...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 7, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Verbs and Verb Phrases

    English verbs and verb phrases perform five primary grammatical functions within sentences in the English language. Traditional grammars define verbs as...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 21, 2013
  • Prepositional Verbs and Verb Phrase Complements

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “words that indicate action or state of being.” English verbs may be either transitive or intransitive....

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJune 19, 2013
  • English Verbs: Copular, Intransitive, Transitive, Ditransitive, and Ambitransitive

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “action or state of being words.” In the English language, main or principal verbs may be...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMay 25, 2013
  • Forms of the English Predicate

    A clause in English grammar is defined as a grammatical structure that contains both a subject and a predicate. The subject...

    Grammatical FormHeather JohnsonMarch 15, 2013

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