Frank Robert Palmer's The English Verb (Longman Linguistics Library) PDF

By Frank Robert Palmer

ISBN-10: 0582014700

ISBN-13: 9780582014701

An extended demonstrated and very popular account of all elements of the English verb taking account of modern paintings on demanding, part and element, and of the authors personal study. Theoretical dialogue is stored to a minimal, however the arguments are continually awarded inside a contemporary theoretical framework.

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He began to cry and so did she. There are other types of sentence in which the auxiliary is used in this way. A common use is in question and answer: Can I come? Must they go? You saw them? You can. They must. I did. Very often there will already be an auxiliary in the question sentence since inversion is common in questions. But, as the last pair of sentences shows, if a question is asked without inversion and without an auxiliary (being marked only by the intonation) a form of DO is required in the reply.

8) . There are eleven auxiliaries, with twenty-eight forms in all: finite non-finite is, are, am, was, were be, being, been BE have, having has, have, had HAVE do, does, did DO will, would WILL SHALL shall, should can, could CAN may, might MAY must MUST OUGHT ought dare DARE need NEED It will be noted that the first three, BE, HAVE and DO, have -s forms, the remainder do not. 9. Only the first two, BE and HAVE, have non-finite forms. In particular they alone have infinitives. The infinitive is, therefore, not always available as the name of the verb (the lexeme) .

8) . There are eleven auxiliaries, with twenty-eight forms in all: finite non-finite is, are, am, was, were be, being, been BE have, having has, have, had HAVE do, does, did DO will, would WILL SHALL shall, should can, could CAN may, might MAY must MUST OUGHT ought dare DARE need NEED It will be noted that the first three, BE, HAVE and DO, have -s forms, the remainder do not. 9. Only the first two, BE and HAVE, have non-finite forms. In particular they alone have infinitives. The infinitive is, therefore, not always available as the name of the verb (the lexeme) .

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