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  • Semantics and Pragmatics of English Modal Verbs

    Modal verbs are a type of auxiliary verb that express modality in the English language. Modality is the grammaticalized expression of...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 29, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Subjects

    Traditional grammars define the verb as a “word that denote an action or a state of being.” A verb phrase is...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 28, 2013
  • The Operator in English Grammar

    Operators are words that facilitate the expression of a negation, interrogatives, and emphasis in the English language. Operators function within verb...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonSeptember 25, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Noun Phrase Modifiers

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “words that denote actions and states of being.” A verb phrase consists of a verb plus...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 15, 2013
  • Using Verbs and Verb Phrases as Predicates

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “words that denote actions and states of being.” A verb phrase consists of a verb plus...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonSeptember 3, 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 Verbs as Verb Phrase Heads

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

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 30, 2013
  • The Infinitive Marker in English Grammar

    Infinitive markers are function words that distinguish the base forms from the infinitive forms of English verbs. Function words are words...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonAugust 25, 2013
  • The Verb Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Verb phrase heads are words that function as the heads of verb phrases. A verb phrase consists of a verb plus...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonAugust 24, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Auxiliary Verbs

    English verbs and verb phrases perform four primary and six nominal functions within English grammar. Auxiliary verbs, however, differ from prototypical...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 23, 2013

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