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Edge-Based Clausal SyntaxA Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure$
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Paul M. Postal

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014816

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014816.001.0001

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Objects and Arrays

Objects and Arrays

(p.47) 2 Objects and Arrays
Edge-Based Clausal Syntax

Paul M. Postal

The MIT Press

Verbs may be subcategorized into transitive and intransitive, the first of which is characterized by the presence of an object nominal expression. Objects that render a verb transitive are generally known as direct objects. The distinction between transitive and intransitive verb is relevant to English syntax. This chapter discusses various types of English objects, types of single object structures, arrays, and the prefix re-.

Keywords:   verbs, objects, English, direct objects, prefix, syntax, arrays, single object structures

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