Verbs of Implicit Negation and Their Complements in the History of English

Verbs of Implicit Negation and Their Complements in the History of English

eBook - 2010
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For sale in all countries except Japan. For customers in Japan: please contact Yushodo Co. The principal focus of this book concerns various shifts of complements which verbs of implicit negation (e.g. forbid, forbear, avoid, prohibit, and prevent) have experienced in the history of English. Forbid, for example, was once followed by that-clauses, while in contemporary English it is in usual cases followed by to-infinitives except in the fixed form God forbid that ... Although a number of English verbs have undergone similar syntactic changes, the paths they have selected in their historical deve.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2010
ISBN: 9789027285126
9027285128
9789027211705
9027211701
9784841905403
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages) : illustrations

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