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A word in a phrase or a morpheme in a word that conveys completeness, such as up in drink up.
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(5.) The following abbreviations are used in the glosses: ABL ablative, ABS absolutive, ACC accusative, AOR aorist, ASSERT assertion, A:DCL affirmative declarative, COMP complementizer, COP copula, DAT dative, EMPH emphatic, ERG ergative, F future, FREQ frequentative, INF infinitive, IPF imperfective, IRR irrealis, KINPOSS kin possessive, LOC locative, NEG negative, NOM nominative, OPT optative, PC past completive, PER periphrasis form, PF perfective, PL plural, POSS possessive, PRF perfect, PROP proprietive, PST past, PTP participle, PURP purposive, QUOT quotation, SBST substantivizer, SG singular, SRSS superessive, and SUG suggestive.
The two teams will be playing for the Sports Argus " Arctic Cup" donated by editor Ian Johnson to give the game an extra completive edge and to recognise their enterprise.
It is a change of tempo from the usual funky pop beats Miss Furtado treats us to, it a slower completive song, complete with a string arrangement.
Denison (1985) reviewed the various possible explanations for the rise of the phrasal verb, using completive up as his anchor.
The 10 years period of Generalized Scheme of Preference Plus (GSP Plus) for exports on Zero tariff to European Union has expired but the exports could not record an appreciable increase due to lack of completive edge of our products against the export items of other countries to which tariff concession was not granted.
"I'm sure there will be plenty of twists and turns but we have always maintained we will be completive," said the Boro boss.
This winning combination is what gives CardPak its completive edge,” said John Souza, VP of strategic development, CardPak.
Aspetti sintattici e semantici delle frasi completive in greco antico.
For example, sentence (33) repeated here as (52), may be understood as performing a completive function of identificational focus when used as a response to a wh-question like (53) below: (15)
This is one of three syntactic relationships (for which see Goldenberg 1987, where the general linguistic literature treating these relationships is adduced), which are: 1) the predicative relationship (= nexus), found between any theme and rheme and symbolized by the nominative (marking the theme and the nominal rheme); 2) the attributive relationship, as found in annexation, symbolized by the genitive case; and 3) the completive relationship, found between the nexus and the object or adverb and symbolized by the accusative case (marking both adverbials and objects).
In the acquisition of English, it has appeared that past tense morphology is most frequently used with predicates denoting punctual or completive situations, as in (1) below, and that the present participle associates more with situations of indefinite duration, as in (2) below, distributed across all verbs, but, as Robison (1995: 344) explains, "they [developing verb inflections] redundantly mark inherent--or lexical--aspect, the temporal features resident in the lexical meaning of the predicate":
Since Pakistani exporters price their exportable goods in dollar terms, they would lose the completive edge in Briton and European Union market.