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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Such forward-looking statements may, without limitation, be preceded by, followed by, or include words such as 'believes', 'expects', 'anticipates', 'estimates', 'intends', 'plans', 'continues', 'project', 'potential', 'possible', 'contemplate', 'seek', 'goal', or similar expressions, or may employ such future or conditional verbs as 'may', 'might', 'will', 'could', 'should' or 'would', or may otherwise be indicated as forward-looking statements by grammatical construction, phrasing or context.
In this section, I consider a grammatical construction studied by Akmajian (1984), who referred to its instantiations as MadMagazine Sentences.
Does his silence mean an admission that the framers of the 1987 Charter missed out on the effect of the grammatical construction in that provision on the supposed only way of oust a Chief Justice - '...may be removed by impeachment...?'
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.
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.
In languages with an imperfective, i.e., 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.
This action by the hierarchy threatens the entire Vatican II renewal, not only because of the language changes (more male-oriented terms, use-of words not commonly used, poor grammatical construction), but also because they signify a reversal of the collegiality and dialogue so prominently called for in the Vatican II documents.