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  • English P-words
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    English P-words

    P-words are prepositions and adverbs that no longer perform prepositional or adverbial functions including particles in phrasal verbs, quasi-modal verbs, and determiner phrases and infinitive markers. P-words are function words, which are words that perform definite grammatical functions but that lack definite lexical meaning. Grammatical Form Grammatical Form of English P-words explains the grammatical forms […] More

  • English Catenative Verbs
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    English Catenative Verbs

    Similar to modal verbs in distinctness, catenative verbs are a unique verb form to the English language. Catenative verbs form strings of verbs by linking the catenative verb to an infinitive, present participle, or base form of another verb within a single verb phrase. The adjective catenative — derived from the verb catenate — means […] More

  • Using P-words as Infinitive Markers
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    Using P-words as Infinitive Markers

    P-words are defined as prepositions and adverbs that no longer perform prepositional or adverbial functions. P-words are function words, which are defined as words that perform definite grammatical functions but that lack definite lexical meaning. In grammar, an infinitive marker is a function words that distinguishes the base form from the infinitive form of an […] More

  • Grammatical Functions of English P-words
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    Grammatical Functions of English P-words

    P-words are prepositions and adverbs that no longer perform prepositional or adverbial functions. P-words are function words, which are defined as words that perform definite grammatical functions but that lack definite lexical meaning. P-words perform two grammatical functions within sentences in the English language. The two functions of p-words are: Particles Infinitive markers The following […] More