grammatical construction

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Noun1.grammatical construction - a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
adjunct - a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence
grammatical constituent, constituent - (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
clause - (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
complement - a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
involution - a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
predicator - an expression that predicates
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They can upend construction of a statute by separating an adverb or adjective from a word that otherwise might be modified and change the grammatical construction of a law.
These devices have described abstract thoughts of conflict among political stake holders in a concrete manner with the help of grammatical construction (Halliday and Matthiessen, 2004).
Otherwise, I believe there is a need to rethink 'PDEA' in terms of both its connotation and grammatical construction.
For each grammatical construction, the system automatically generates the different syntactic representations that the grammar assigns to it.
In many Slavic and Romance languages, a grammatical construction is used, with a remarkable form and meaning, as in the following Slovak example.
Charlton's approach is to link each of these metaphysical concepts with a grammatical construction (he typically, but not always, says that the construction expresses the concept) and to claim that to understand the construction (in the sense, apparently, of knowing how to use it) is all there is to grasping the concept.
Starting this week, Beirut's francophone residents will have the pleasure of hearing the phrase with a new grammatical construction.
The odd grammatical construction and the unexpected loss of the expected articles "the" and "a" in the poem's final sentence ask for further consideration.
a grammatical construction capable of expressing most or all shades of imperfective aspect, the imperfective construction can express any of the meanings of sentences 1 to 3, with the exact shade of meaning being determined by the context.
She was cited "for calmness and the impeccable grammatical construction of her lengthy sentences which pack facts and explanations together with unwavering pace and clarity.
Lessons should be introduced when the adult learner is already familiar with the grammatical construction emphasized in the materials.
As such, focusing on the semantics of a given grammatical construction strikes us as a worthwhile endevour.