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1st Edition

Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb

ISBN 9781138698413
Published March 29, 2018 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

Intended for advanced students and researchers in linguistics, Descriptive Syntax and the English Verb, first published in 1984, focuses on the syntax of the English verb and notions of tense/aspect, transivity, passive, phrasal verb constructions, nominalisations and complement sentence types are explored. These constructions are shown t

Table of Contents

List of Tables;  Acknowledgements;  Introduction;  1. Tense and Aspect  2. Transitivity  3. Functions of the Passive  4. The Range of the Passive  5. Passive Participles  6. Phrasal Verbs  7. Nominalisations  8. Ing  9. Non-Finite Sentence Complements  10. Finite Sentence Compliments  11. Conclusion;  Index

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