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17) The motivation for this distinction is to exclude examples such as (26), where the main verb erroneously precedes the auxiliary.
In reality it is not the case: in this periphrastic structure the main verb is nothing other than the modifier of the connegative, and the connegative is, in turn, the reduced variant al of the regular imperative 2nd-person form of the E-verb ula=s 'to be' according to the stress-rule (see above): om ul > omel 'I was not .
If read in this manner, it homonymically anticipates the logographic writing of the main verb of the line, ZALAG (= Akkadian namaru).
Helping verbs are added to the main verb to form a verb phrase.
The aim of the present study is to check if DARE shows characteristics of a main verb and/or an auxiliary in the corpus of The Dictionary of Old English in Electronic Form (A-G) (henceforth DOE).
Compare to the previous work our proposed system imposes semantic constrain on main verbs in question and semantic match on relation using Word Net's meronym, hypernym and hyponyms hierarchy.
Clause]} Type 2: The main verb followed PRT=Particle $- (VBN < " + by a particle.
2), the main verb is optionally followed by a serialised directional verb (see also (31)):
Secondly, the Spanish infinitive and the English gerund establish a subordinate relationship with the main verb or predicate.
First of all, the passato prossimo requires the formation of the past participle of the main verb, or the verb being used.
In sum, the relative clauses in Lakhota, just like in English, cannot appear by themselves, since they use several mechanisms to show their dependency with respect to the main clause: a special determiner accompanying the head noun indicating that it is modified by an embedded clause, the presence of the determiner of the antecedent at the end of the relative clause indicating the substantivization of a clause, and the embedding of the relative clause inside a NP functioning as an obligatory argument of the main verb.
Their function is to coordinate main verbs and form V1-V2 complex verbal constructions in which V, is main verb and V2 is light verb.
Although E102 showed better mastery on do-transformations, they failed to omit the -s, for example, from the main verb and kept it along with the auxiliary as in the following example:
Even the grammar reinforces the point that in the (literally) final analysis it is God--and only God--whose mighty acts count: every main verb in the description of the banquet has God as its subject (w.
The ability indicates that the agent of the verb has the mental or physical ability to complete the action of the main verb.