equative


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eq·ua·tive

 (ĕk′wə-tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a form of an adjective or adverb indicating identity of degree of comparison.
n.
1. The equative degree.
2. An adjective or adverb expressing the equative degree.

equative

(ˈɛkwətɪv)
adj
denoting the equivalence or identity of two terms
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1 The equative pseudo-cleft structure of biclausal wh-questions
Both are discursive means of representing the nature of this initial perceptual encounter: one explicitly, through the equative power of simile, the other structurally, through an analogy of syntax.
absolutive} can appear alone or with another functor, locative or source of the action, or another absolutive (giving an equative, such as Bill is the culprit).
Nominal predicates can provide a greater variety of constructions such as equative, existential, topic-comment, and 'it-is-named' constructions.
It seems that every language picked a spatial case at hand or even developed a completely distinct marker like the Tsez Equative suffix.
In (33) and (34) the ostensibly negative prefix im-, combined with the equative form, allows Obama both to accept responsibility for his own limitations as well as to attribute limitations to Wright.
Here the possessor is the logical subject, while the possessed object is the grammatical subject of an equative sentence.
Second, they favour -or even require- an indefinite or zero article attribute (see further Fernandez Leborans, 1999: 2372-2379 for a more detailed account of the choice of the article in relation to the distinction between characterizing and equative attribution).