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English Verbs: Copular, Auxiliary, Modal, and Main Verbs

English Verbs: Copular, Auxiliary, Modal, and Main Verbs

/ April 22, 2014 7:00 am

As defined by traditional grammars, verbs are “action or state of being words.” Within verb phrases in English, there are four types of verbs: Copular verbs Auxiliary verbs Modal verbs Main Verbs English Copular Verbs The first type of verb [...]

Using Postpositional Phrases as Disjunct Adverbials

Using Postpositional Phrases as Disjunct Adverbials

/ April 18, 2014 7:00 am

Traditional grammars notionally define adpositions¬†as words that “link to other words, phrases, and clauses” and that “express spatial or temporal relations.” In addition to prepositions, the second type of adposition in the English language is the postposition. In contrast to [...]

Using Postpositional Phrases as Adjunct Adverbials

Using Postpositional Phrases as Adjunct Adverbials

/ April 15, 2014 7:00 am

Notional grammars define adpositionsas words that “link to other words, phrases, and clauses” and that “express spatial or temporal relations.” In addition to prepositions, the second type of adposition in the English language is the postposition. In contrast to prepositions [...]

Spanish Conditional: Form of the Conditional Mood of Irregular Spanish Verbs

Spanish Conditional: Form of the Conditional Mood of Irregular Spanish Verbs

/ April 11, 2014 7:00 am

The conditional mood in Spanish is a verb form that refers to verbs in the present tense, simple aspect, conditional mood, and active voice. Unlike regular Spanish verbs, the conjugations for irregular verbs in the conditional mood are irregular and [...]

Spanish Conditional: Form and Use of the Conditional Mood of Regular Spanish Verbs

Spanish Conditional: Form and Use of the Conditional Mood of Regular Spanish Verbs

/ April 8, 2014 7:00 am

The conditional mood is a verb conjugation in the Spanish language that refers to verbs in the present tense, simple aspect, conditional mood, and active voice. The Spanish conditional mood expresses actions or states whose occurrence is either hypothetical or [...]

English Interjections

English Interjections

/ April 4, 2014 7:00 am

Interjections as words that “express pain, surprise, anger, pleasure, or some other emotion or sentiment.” Grammatical Form Grammatical Form of English Interjections explains the internal structure of interjections in English. Grammatical Function Grammatical Function of English Interjections explains the one [...]

English Quasi-modal Verbs

English Quasi-modal Verbs

/ April 1, 2014 7:00 am

The  modal verb is a distinct auxiliary verb form characteristic of the English language that differs from prototypical verbs in grammatical form and grammatical function. In addition to the nine full modal verbs, the English language has five quasi-modal verbs: [...]

Using Interjections as Interjectors

Using Interjections as Interjectors

/ March 28, 2014 7:00 am

Notional grammars traditionally define interjections as words that “express pain, surprise, anger, pleasure, or some other emotion or sentiment.” Unlike the other grammatical forms of the English language, interjections are not constituents of the subject or the predicate. Interjections are [...]

Grammatical Function of English Interjections

Grammatical Function of English Interjections

/ March 25, 2014 7:00 am

Traditional grammars notionally define interjections as words that “express pain, surprise, anger, pleasure, or some other emotion or sentiment.” Interjections perform only one grammatical function in English grammar: interjector. Interjections as Interjectors The only grammatical function that interjections perform is [...]

Grammatical Form of English Interjections

Grammatical Form of English Interjections

/ March 21, 2014 7:00 am

Interjections in English are traditionally defined as words that “express pain, surprise, anger, pleasure, or some other emotion or sentiment.” Similar to prepositions, interjections show no inflectional variation. Unlike the other grammatical forms of the English language, interjections are not [...]

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