A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles: Volume 5, Syntax (fourth volume), 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles

Volume 5, Syntax (fourth volume), 1st Edition

By Otto Jespersen


-14 pages

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This book was first published in 1954.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory

2. Simple nexus as ordinary object

3. Simple nexus as object of result

4. Various remarks on nexus-objects

5. Simple nexus as regimen of a preposition

6. A simple nexus as tertiary

7. Nexus-substantives

8. The gerund. Substantive nature

9. The gerund. Verbal nature

10. The infinitive

11. The infinitive. Subject and predicative

12. Infinitive as object

13. To-infinitive as object

14. Infinitive governed by prepositions

15. The infinitive as tertiary

16. The infinitive as tertiary

17. Infinitives of reaction and specification

18. Subject + infinitive as object of main verb

19. Subject + infinitive in other employments

20. Final remarks on infinitives

21. Clauses as tertiaries

22. Implied dependent nexus

23. Negation

14. Requests

15. Questions

About the Series

Otto Jespersen

Collected English Writings
Otto Jespersen is one of the foremost philologists of recent times. A genius phoneticist and a revolutionary force in the teaching of languages, Jespersen's contribution to the understanding of language cannot be overrated. This set offers an unprecedented opportunity to own all of his most influential works written in English in one superb collection. It includes his much referenced 'Modern English Grammar', 'The Philosophy of Grammar', 'How to Teach a Foreign Language', as well as a tome documenting his own constructed language 'Novial Lexike.'

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General