number agreement


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Noun1.number agreement - agreement in number between words in the same grammatical construction (e.g., between adjectives and the nouns they modify)
concord, agreement - the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
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We have presented an experiment that aimed to elicit errors in number agreement in sentences with pre and post verbal subject, where the head of the subject was a noun that either could or could not admit a distributive reading.
They restrict it to person agreement only, and ignore number agreement and tense agreement.
Number Agreement one year with possibility of extension for 1 + 1 + 1 years.
14,15) An experiment designed to test whether children can retrieve number information about the subject and object from the verb alone showed they were not sensitive to the morphemes (or meaning units) on the verb that carry number agreement with the subject, e.
The subject (A) triggers number agreement, contrary to the object.
Considering the two agreement patterns in the attributive clause, number agreement between the complement and the head holds much more rigorously than case agreement.
Even basic errors of grammar have not been corrected in some places (such as this lack of number agreement on p.
My data are generally in line with those reported by Lipski, the only difference that I could notice, mostly in the speech of the eldest informants, is the almost complete lack of gender and number agreement not only on the plural definite article lu but also on quantifiers 'habia harto caballo(s)' [habia hartos caballos] 'there were many hourses', 'todo las cosa' [todas las cosas] 'all the things'.
For example, in Dumi, an endangered Kiranti language spoken in Eastern Nepal (van Driem 1993), intransitive verbs consistently show person and number agreement with the subject: (1)
negation, mood, aspect, and relative clauses, but there are chapters covering less-researched topics, such as the definiteness continuum, number agreement, and possession.
1994), the aim of which was to shed light on how number agreement is accomplished in writing.
Number agreement is traditionally wrong in Sentence (5); apparently it is so unacceptable that many more recent usage commentators make no remark on it at all.