In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The combination of verbs with intransitive prepositions is one of the many pseudopods of morphological quasi-regularity that extend into the phrasal domain in English.
- Moral actions are unlike other actions in that they have both transitive and intransitive effects.
- The real challenges always came with the sophisticated adjectives, the adverbs, and the intransitive verbs.
- But if you read it closely, you'll see I'm using the intransitive plural subjunctive tense.
- The object of knowledge is intransitive, the knowledge we have of it is transitive.
- And although I did a bit of a double-take, I soon got the idea of what was meant by that stunningly ungrammatical sleeps obedience - with its intransitive verb assigned a direct object in defiance of all syntactic decency.
- Verbs can be either transitive or intransitive a transitive verb governs an object, whereas an intransitive verb does not.
- For me, the intransitive use of ‘bore easily’ is a minor cliché, that is, a phrase I recognize when I see it as a set phrase, even though I might not see it all that often.
- In particular, similar patterns exist for other cases of verbs combining with intransitive prepositions (or ‘particles’, as some people call them).
- In this respect, adjectives are exactly like intransitive verbs.
- It is inconceivable that Will does not know the difference between a transitive and an intransitive verb.
- Later she will learn about transitive and intransitive verbs, but in this exercise she could see that the verb cards weren't all alike.
- An ergative system is one in which the subject of an intransitive verb is treated grammatically like the direct object of a transitive verb, while the subject of a transitive verb is treated differently.
- The becoming is not a becoming something; it remains active and intransitive.
- Further, she suggests that ‘whereas poetic language is now more or less accepted as autonomous and intransitive, fiction and narrative still suggest a transitive and referential use of words’.
- To give an account of these sentences, a proponent of the equational analysis would have to postulate that the verb is ambiguous between a transitive and an intransitive meaning.
- When did it become cooler to be an intransitive verb than a transitive verb?
- A problem confronting this assumption is the large number of intransitive, unergative verbs in German and English that occur in accomplishment expressions.
- We may be confused about this if we do not distinguish, as we clearly should, between transitive and intransitive senses of the verb ‘to move’.
- For the true writer, he had once declared, to write is an intransitive verb: one does not write something, one simply writes.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.