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reflexive verb

Reflexive verbs are verbs whose subjects are also their direct objects—that is, the action of the verb is both committed and received by the same person or thing. Reflexive verbs are sometimes identified as being in the “middle voice” (as opposed to the active voice or the passive voice).
Reflexive verbs can most easily be identified by the use of reflexive pronouns, which are used as the direct object and refer back to the subject of the sentence.
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Noun1.reflexive verb - a verb whose agent performs an action that is directed at the agent; "the sentence `he washed' has a reflexive verb"; "`perjure' is a reflexive verb because you cannot perjure anyone but yourself"
verb - a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence
Translations
refleksiiviverbi
povratni glagol
afturbeygð sögn
wederkerend werkwoord
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An example of binding an argument with one syntactic position and multiple theta-roles is presented in (12), where the subject argument (Lisa) of the reflexive verb pukeutua 'to dress oneself' is at the same time tine causer of the event and the theme argument.
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Data were analyzed from two perspectives: prevalence of the various grammar forms - transitive, intransitive, and reflexive verb forms, along with the total frequency of verbs, nouns, and adjectives, and person and number of pronouns; and prevalence of particular words - the ten most frequent verbs, nouns, and adjectives in each group of early adolescents.
36) Referred to in grammars of LT as the reflexive verb or the 'middle' verb.
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Data were analyzed from two perspectives: prevalence of the various grammar forms--transitive, intransitive, and reflexive verb forms, along with the total frequency of verbs, nouns, and adjectives, and person and number of pronouns; and prevalence of particular words--the ten most frequent verbs, nouns, and adjectives in each group of early adolescents.
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Thus, according to Reinhart and Reuland, an intrinsically reflexive verb (i.
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Maria's Language Learning Center also has specialized English classes for non-native speakers, plus special classes on specific topics, such as classes on Spanish reflexive verbs and pronouns, for those students who need a review.