Collins Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation by Collins

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Collins effortless studying Grammar is an obtainable advisor to English grammar and punctuation. With transparent, concise reasons on every thing from adverbs to note order, and from apostrophes to semicolons, this e-book is critical for knowing right utilization. Collins effortless studying Grammar is a uniquely worthwhile advisor to all parts of English grammar and punctuation, offering transparent counsel during the intricacies of the English language. every one grammatical and punctuation aspect is obviously defined in a straightforward structure that mixes causes with examples from sleek English.

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Son état s’est empiré. b. *Son état s’empire. ’ (ii) a. La cire se coule dans le moule. b. *La cire se coule. ) See Cornips and Hulk (1996: 19), Labelle (1990; 1992), Zribi-Hertz (1987). The endpoint is also highlighted in the non-standard use of the reflexive in (iii): 38 The syntax of French both process and endpoint are accessible, for example, to adverbial modification, as shown by the contrast in (63a, b): (63) a. L’écluse s’est ouverte *pendant trois heures/en très exactement trente minutes.

Has recalled the dates of her holiday to her mother ‘J. ’ The entity recalled is realised as a direct object, the person reminded, as an indirect object. 1) is therefore an indirect object:23 (49) Jeanne s’est rappelé [DO les dates de ses vacances]. J. IO-is reminded the dates of her holiday ‘J. ’ ‘J. 1). A further example of transitivisation is blamed by Goosse (2000: 139) on English influence. In standard French, the dependant of the verb jouer ‘to play (a competitive game)’ which indicates the person against whom one plays is marked with the preposition contre ‘against’, as in (ia).

M. self washes ‘M. ’ b. Marie ne lave qu’elle-même. M. NEG washes but-her-self ‘M. ’ (58) a. La branche se casse. ’ b. *La branche ne casse qu’elle-même. the branch NEG breaks but-her-self In fact, with middle voice, no Agent can be projected. The reason for this is that middle se itself realises the agentivity of the verb. 1), therefore, no Agent can optionally surface within an Agent phrase with middle voice: (59) a. La porte a été ouverte (par Jean). the door has been opened by J. ’ b. La porte s’ouvre (*par Jean).

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