agentive role


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Synonyms for agentive role

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

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Regarding the authorial presence, American and Iranian students were alike (if not quantitatively) as in both situations, humanities students had the most frequent number of first person singular pronouns in their introductions which shows that they tended to present their authority and show their agentive roles as scientific decision makers, while science students were mostly like those who prefer to follow the third person pronouns and hide their authority.
Its repetitiousness, allocation of questions, allocation of experiencer and agentive roles, and liberal substitutions, allow the story to portray a power imbalance that appears total, and a struggle whose stakes take on universal proportions.