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By Hidemitsu Takahashi

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ISBN-13: 9789027274762

1. checklist of figures, graphics; 2. checklist of tables, pxi; three. Abbreviations, pxiii; four. Acknowledgments, pxv-xvii; five. 1. creation, p1-20; 6. 2. staring at English imperatives in motion, p21-56; 7. three. The which means of the English vital, p57-92; eight. four. Accounting for a number of the findings in bankruptcy 2 and the alternative among imperatives and oblique directives, p93-119; nine. five. combined primary structures: Passive, revolutionary, and perfective imperatives in English, p121-135; 10. 6. Conditional imperatives in English, p137-171; eleven. 7. English imperatives in concessive clauses, p173-196; 12. eight. eastern imperatives, p197-219; thirteen. nine. Conclusions and customers, p221-224; 14. References, p225-236; 15. info resources, p237; sixteen. identify index, p239-240; 17. topic index, p241-242

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To illustrate, unlike let’s, the let imperative readily combines with a “pseudo-imperative” construction: (17) a. Let anyone question what he says and he flies into a rage.  (example from Huddleston and Pullum 2002: 939) b. Let’s question what he says and he flies into a rage. Note that sentence (17a) is near-synonymous with an overt conditional as in “If you let anyone question what he says, he flies into a rage”. The analytic results of my data are broadly compatible with Stefanowitch and Gries’s in two respects.

Sky, p. 133) It rang again. ”  (Sky, p. 139) “Let them wait. ” (Pelican, p, 50) “Let her calm down,” he said wisely, and Andrew looked at them and rolled his eyes.  (Malice, p. 346) e. “Then don’t let anything stop you. You have a right to this. You’re good at what you do.

Fourth, three frequent verbs tell, let and give strongly prefer to occur with the first-person pronoun me as indirect object. Finally, a particular class of verbs and adjectives systematically appear with overt negatives. These are expressions denoting (mental) actions or attitudes considered undesirable or socially inappropriate. Included are worry, bother, mind as well as rude, hard (on oneself), naïve, stupid, silly, ridiculous, and angry. 2 What are the most frequent verbs in English imperatives?

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