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  Compound (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Exocentric compounds do not have a head, and their meaning often cannot be transparently guessed from its constituent parts.
A type of compound that is fairly common in the Indo-European languages is formed of a verb and its object, and in effect transforms a simple verbal clause into a noun.
Compound prepositions formed by prepositions and nouns are common in English and the Romance languages (consider English on top of, Spanish encima de, etc.).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Compound_verb   (1001 words)

 English compound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Compounds that contain affixes, such as house-build(er) and single-mind(ed)(ness), as well as adjective-adjective compounds and verb-verb compounds, such as blue-green and freeze-dry, are often hyphenated.
In the case of verb+noun compounds, the noun may be either the subject or the object of the verb.
Compound verbs composed of a noun and verb are comparatively rare, and the noun is generally not the direct object of the verb.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_compound   (2207 words)

 Compound verb
Twice compound verbs -- a compound verb whose second component is already a compound verb -- are rare in most modern European languages.
Compound words with one- or two-letter prefix are solid, that is, they are unhyphenated.
Twice compound verbs are somewhat common in Latin.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/co/Compound_verb.html   (484 words)

 What Is A Verb?
A verb or compound verb asserts something about the subject of the sentence and express actions, events, or states of being.
The verb or compound verb is the critical element of the predicate of a sentence.
In this sentence, the verb "was" (the simple past tense of "is") identifies a particular person and the verb "remembered" describes a mental action.
www.arts.uottawa.ca /writcent/hypergrammar/verbs.html   (180 words)

 Compound Verbs
In particular, you may use an auxiliary verb (also known as a helping verb) with the verb in order to create the many of the tenses available in English.
The compound verb in this sentence is made up of the auxiliary "were" and the past participle "destroyed."
In this sentence the first compound verb is made up of the two auxiliary verbs ("has" and "been") and a present participle ("barking").
www.uottawa.ca /academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/vbcmpd.html   (216 words)

 German Introductory Grammar - Chapter 17   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
If the "original" verb is irregular, then the compound verb formed from it is also irregular.
Therefore, it is only necessary to learn the forms of the "original" verb, and you will already know the forms of the associated compound verb.
If a prefix on a compound verbs is separable, then it is never used together with the finite form of the verb in second position: it is moved to the end of the clause.
www.pennantsw.com.au /data/gread17.htm   (179 words)

 Language in India
Compounding in an important process in the word-building mechanism in Tamil.  It raises many issues relating to morphology, syntax and lexicon.  A prototypical compound is a word made up of at least two bases which can occur elsewhere as independent words.  Compounding represents the interface between morphology and syntax par excellence.
The compound verbs are formed from a base by the addition of a verb which function as the verbalizer or whose function is to verbalize the base.
Formation of  compound verbs by the combination of a noun with a verbalizer is a productive process in Tamil.  Tamil resort to increase its verb stock only by the process of compounding.  The compound verbs which are  lexicalized  as they attain idiosyncrasy in their formation and/or meaning got listed in a dictionary.
www.languageinindia.com /april2005/rajendrancompoundverbs2.html   (5126 words)

 Split-agreement and ergativity in Pashto
Compound verbs show that agreement is yet more complicated than suggested by the introductory remarks in section 1, since the two parts of the compound verb may agree with different constituents in the same sentence.
Both parts of the compound verb agree with the object in past perfective transitive sentences, as might be expected given the pattern of ergativity that was illustrated in (14) above with a simple verb.
Although both parts here agree with the object (since the verb is past tense), evidence for their separate status comes from non-past perfectives and imperatives (34d), since in those constructions, the two parts of the compound verb agree with different constituents of the sentence.
www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk /~siamakr/Kurdish/KURDICA/2001/3/trpashto.htm   (3351 words)

The first part of the compound form is some form of the familiar verb 'esti' = 'to be' and indicates the temporal relationship of the utterance to the mental state being described.
These compound forms allow the speaker to be very precise about the temporal relationship between the time of the utterance and the time of the mental state being described and about the nature of that mental state.
We don't use the term 'passive voice' to refer to verbs ending in -iĝi, but these verbs do effectively express the concept of passive voice, which is that the grammatical subject experiences the result of an action perpetrated by some agent.
www.owlnet.rice.edu /~wies301/JNM16.html   (2628 words)

 Sentences: simple and compound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Sometimes, however, the verb describes a state of being or having, rather than an action: is, was, may be, have, has and so on.
We have designed this exercise to introduce you the idea that a sentence's subject may be a single word or a group of words, and similarly, its verb may be a single word or a group of words.
Its subject and verb may be a single word or a group of words.
ceds.vu.edu.au /webbja/sentences_simple_and_compound.htm   (1212 words)

 Compound Sentences and Comma Splices, Grammar Tech, English Department, Pittsburg State University
However, in a compound sentence, one subject and one verb come before the second subject and the second verb.
In the compound sentence above, the two independent clauses are joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction (, and).
Either or both of the independent clauses in a compound sentence can have a compound subject and a compound verb.
www.pittstate.edu /engl/gt/sent02.html   (573 words)

 Lessons 246-250 - Compound Sentences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
A clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb.
Commas separate the clauses of a compound sentence.
If they are not, tell which compound part they are.
www.dailygrammar.com /246to250.shtml   (1311 words)

 Compound verb - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Words that express some form of action are called verbs.
Their inflection, known as conjugation, is simpler in English than in most other languages....
Chemical Reaction, process by which atoms or groups of atoms are redistributed, resulting in a change in the molecular composition of substances.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Compound+verb   (142 words)

 Quia - Use a comma before <I>and</I> , <I>but</I> , ...
Do not confuse a compound ssentence with a siimple sentence containing a compound verb.
Usually, no comma is needed between the parts of a compound verb.
a compound verb made up of 3 or more verbs generally does require commas.
www.quia.com /jg/604632.html   (142 words)

 Spanish Compound tenses
Compound tenses are formed with the verb "Haber" in various tenses + the Past Participle.
If it is an irregular verb replace with –to, -so or -cho.
Note that the following pattern shows the whole verb and that in order to make the endings clear, they have been underlined.
www.spanishbooster.com /SpanishCompoundVerbTenses.htm   (101 words)

 Anishinaabemowin - Ojibwe Sentences
Knowing of independent and dependent clauses is vital in Ojibwe, because verbs in these clauses stand in different forms, in an independent A form in independent clauses, and in a dependent B form in dependent clauses.
Compound sentences are independent clauses (= simple sentences) that are connected to each other by a coordinator (connecting word or comma).
Ojibwe verbs in independent or main clauses stand in A form, and verbs in dependent or subordinate clauses stand in B form.
www.first-ojibwe.net /translations/weshki-ayaad/oj_sent.html   (2583 words)

 Recognition and Tagging of Compound Verb Groups in Czech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
As a consequence, some of the morphological tags of particular components of the verb group lose their original meaning.
These rules describe all compound verb groups that are frequent in Czech.
Tagging compound verb groups in an annotated corpus exploiting the verb rules is described.
www.cs.bris.ac.uk /~ILPnet2/Tools/Reports/Abstracts/zackova:lll00.html   (146 words)

 ENG 1001: Sentences: Simple, Compound, and Complex
The use of compound subjects, compound verbs, prepositional phrases (such as "at the bus station"), and other elements help lengthen simple sentences, but simple sentences often are short.
It is referred to as "independent" because, while it might be part of a compound or complex sentence, it can also stand by itself as a complete sentence.
Complex sentences are often more effective than compound sentences because a complex sentence indicates clearer and more specific relationships between the main parts of the sentence.
www.ivcc.edu /rambo/eng1001/sentences.htm   (934 words)

 The Compound Verb
To understand compound verbs, you must know the definitions for verbs and subjects.
For action verbs, the subject is whoever or whatever does the verb.
For linking verbs, the subject usually is whoever or whatever is to the left of the verb.
www.chompchomp.com /terms/compoundverb.htm   (200 words)

 Compound verb exercise key
Key to exercise on compound verbs and their meanings.
) tends to suppress the use of a compound verb, even when other factors (such as the expression of fear) favor it.
Return to exercise on compound verbs and their meanings.
www-personal.umich.edu /~pehook/cmpndvrbexkey.html   (279 words)

 English Grammer Simpified   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
In this sentence, "walk" is a verb, and its subject is the pronoun "we".
In this sentence "whom" is the direct object of the verb "believes" and introduces the subordinate clause "whom she believes to be the most efficient".
In this example "which" acts as the subject of the compound verb "was left" and introduces the subordinate clause "which was left in the corridor." The subordinate clause acts as an adjective modifying the noun "crate."
www.phrasebase.com /forum/read.php?TID=9573   (8966 words)

The verb is often composed of a main verb along with one or more helping verbs.
simply means more than one: a sentence with a compound subject has more than one subject; a sentence with a compound verb has more than one verb; a compound sentence contains more than one independent clause.
is a meaningful group of words that contains both a subject and a verb.
www.csus.edu /owl/index/sent/define2.htm   (253 words)

 Sample Lessons
Verbs connected in this way are called compound verbs and are diagrammed like this:
Diagram only the subject and the compound verb in this simplified sentence.
Teacher's Note: If your student has difficulty locating the subject and compound verb, tell him so he my continue with diagramming.
www.commonsensepress.com /slessons/gt4.htm   (195 words)

 JohnsEsl - An online community for teachers and students of ESL
Simple sentences containing only one subject verb combination are actually very rare in everyday English.
Note: The subjects are in bold type and the verbs are bold and underlined.
To join sentences using other conjunctions you should study the sections on complex and compound sentences.
www.johnsesl.com /templates/writing/simple.php   (530 words)

 Recognition and Tagging of Compound Verb Groups in Czech (ResearchIndex)
Abstract: In Czech corpora compound verb groups are usually tagged in word-by-word manner.
Using those rules we can find compound verb groups in unannotated...
1 Valencies of Czech Verbs (context) - Pala - 1999
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /399179.html   (389 words)

 Subject-Verb Agreement: Compound Subjects
Fish and chips is a popular dish in England, but it is no longer served wrapped in newspaper.
When each or every is used with a subject that has two or more parts joined by and, the verb is singular.
With compound subjects joined by or or nor, the verb agrees with the part of the subject nearer to it.
college.hmco.com /english/raimes/digitalkeys/keyshtml/subject8.htm   (148 words)

 Compound Nouns -- Verb Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Caution about Compound Nouns and Verb Phrases Some solid and hyphenated compound nouns closely resemble verb phrases.
Be sure, however, to treat the elements in a verb phrase as separate words.
She did a thorough follow-up of the report.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Teach/English-compound-caution.html   (96 words)

 Compound verb exercise
Exercise on compound and non-compound verbs and the differences in their meanings.
when the focus is on something other than the action denoted by the verb.
To notes on compound verbs and their meanings.
www-personal.umich.edu /~pehook/cmpndvrbex.html   (182 words)

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