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  • The Adpositional Phrase Head in English Grammar
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    The Adpositional Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Encompassing both prepositional phrase heads and postpositional phrase heads, adpositional phrase heads are words that function as the heads of adpositional phrases. An adpositional phrase consists of an adposition such as a preposition or postposition plus another word, phrase, or clause functioning as an adpositional complement. Two grammatical forms can perform the function of adpositional […] More

  • Ambitransitive English Verbs
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    Ambitransitive English Verbs

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “words that describe actions or states of being.” Main or principal English verbs may be either intransitive or transitive. Ambitranitive verbs are English verbs that may be either transitive/ditransitive or intransitive depending on the context. Ambitransitive verbs can occur within passive constructions when transitive or ditransitive. Most English verbs are […] More

  • Intransitive English Verbs
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    Intransitive English Verbs

    Notional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories in English grammar. Intransitive verbs are English verbs that cannot or do not take objects. Intransitive verbs cannot occur within passive constructions. Some common intransitive English verbs include the following: collapse cough cry die disappear […] More

  • Using Prepositional Phrases as Prepositional Complements
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    Using Prepositional Phrases as Prepositional Complements

    Traditional notional grammars define prepositions as words that “link to other words, phrases, and clauses” and that “express spatial or temporal relations.” A prepositional phrase is a phrase that consists of a preposition plus another word, phrase, or clause functioning as the prepositional complement. In grammar, a prepositional complement is a word, phrase, or clause […] More

  • The Prepositional Phrase Head in English Grammar
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    The Prepositional Phrase Head in English Grammar

    Prepositional phrase heads are words that function as the heads of prepositional phrases. A prepositional phrase consists of a preposition plus another word, phrase, or clause functioning as a prepositional complement. Only one grammatical form can perform the function of prepositional phrase head in the English language. The one grammatical form that can function as […] More

  • Grammatical Form of English Adpositions
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    Grammatical Form of English Adpositions

    Adpositions are traditionally defined by notional grammars as words that “link to other words, phrases, and clauses” and that “express spatial or temporal relations.” Belonging to a grammatical category consisting of a small closed word set, adpositions show no inflectional variation. The two types of adpositions in the English language are prepositions and postpositions. Prepositions […] More

  • Prepositional Verb Dictionary
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    Prepositional Verb Dictionary

    The prepositional verb is a common intransitive verb form in the English language. Prepositional verbs consist of a verb plus a prepositional phrase that functions as a verb phrase complement. For more information about prepositional verbs, see Prepositional Verbs and Verb Phrase Complements. See also the Phrasal Verb Dictionary. A abide by – Abide by […] 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

  • Phrasal Verb Dictionary: Z
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    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: Z

    Phrasal verbs are a common English verb form that consist of a verb followed by a p-word that functions as a particle. To learn more about some of the most common phrasal verbs in the English language, click on a letter in the following menu to browse the Phrasal Verb Dictionary in alphabetical order. A […] More

  • Phrasal Verb Dictionary: Y
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    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: Y

    Phrasal verbs are a common English verb form that consist of a verb followed by a p-word that functions as a particle. To learn more about some of the most common phrasal verbs in the English language, click on a letter in the following menu to browse the Phrasal Verb Dictionary in alphabetical order. A […] More

  • Phrasal Verb Dictionary: X
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    Phrasal Verb Dictionary: X

    Phrasal verbs are a common English verb form that consist of a verb followed by a p-word that functions as a particle. To learn more about some of the most common phrasal verbs in the English language, click on a letter in the following menu to browse the Phrasal Verb Dictionary in alphabetical order. A […] More

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