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Glossary of linguistic terms

Glossary of linguistic terms
Context for this page: Modular book: Glossary of linguistic terms, by Eugene E. Loos (general editor), Susan Anderson (editor), Dwight H., Day, Jr. (editor), Paul C. Jordan (editor), and J. Douglas Wingate (editor) In bookshelf: Linguistics

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The Function Of Phrases A phrase may function as a verb, noun, an adverb, or an adjective. Verb Phrases A verb phrase consists of a verb, its direct and/or indirect objects, and any adverb, adverb phrases, or adverb clauses which happen to modify it. The predicate of a clause or sentence is always a verb phrase: Corinne is trying to decide whether she wants to go to medical school or to go to law school. He did not have all the ingredients the recipe called for; therefore, he decided to make something else.

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sentence and clause last changed 29 May 2003 Sentences and Clauses - introduction There are four types of sentence: A clause is a group of words which acts as a single unit and is built round a verb, for example: MBA Lectures » Blog Archive » Clause and Its Types The expression of a complete proposition by smallest grammatical unit is known as clause. Basically, a clause contains both predicate and subject. There could be one or more than one clauses in the sentence. A sentence that consists of just one clause is known as a simple sentence. For example: I went New York. She liked Mexico. Language Page Languages are grouped together into families. Languages belonging to the same family share common ancestors. This essay looks at some of the more common and important language families. These are described in general terms with unusual or interesting grammars indicated for selected languages. There are descriptions of several language families in detail:

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