One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Expressing, indicating, or relating to the outcome of an action.
- ‘The need for resultative complements is dictated by the fact that most Chinese verbal morphemes themselves only encode the meaning of the action phase but not the result phase.’
- ‘This crosslinguistic asymmetry has not received an entirely satisfactory explanation, despite the fact that resultative predication has been widely discussed from a variety of perspectives.’
- ‘Applying this agenda to the resultative construction, one might search for semantic or other constraints on the construction's acceptability.’
- ‘The analysis will then be extended to resultative and depictive secondary predicates in sections 4 and 5, and will be compared to some of the syntactically based alternatives that have been proposed in the literature.’
- ‘This paper proposes a unified account of the semantic and syntactic properties of certain particle and prefix verbs in German as well as of constructions involving resultative and depictive predicates.’
A resultative verb, conjunction, or clause.
- ‘We have argued that all of resultatives, depictives, and quasi-serials in languages like English, and serial verbs under their various interpretations, have essentially the same structure.’
- ‘The question raised from this semantics is, where does the causative interpretation of resultatives come from?’
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