Concord in English

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Concord relates to the agreement between grammatical items. It therefore means that the feature or the characteristics of one grammatical item affects the other. Let’s give a rundown on some of the rules of concord in the English Language.

Types of Lexical Verbs

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Lexical verbs are arranged along the lines of regular versus irregular verbs; transitive versus intransitive groups; stative versus dynamic verbs; and, finite and non-finite verbs.

Types of Auxiliary Verbs

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Verb BE has eight forms. They are: “is”, “am”, “are”, “was”, “were”, “be”, “being”, and “being” – altogether five finite and three non-finite verbs. There are two primary functions of the verb BE: (a) To show progressive aspect; and (b) To show passive voice.

Subfields of Linguistics

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The subfields of linguistics include ethnolinguistics, applied linguistics, forensic linguistics, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, and discourse analysis. Ethnolinguistics or Anthropological Linguistics has to do Read More


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Linguistics is the scientific study of human languages. In its study of the nature of languages, it puts into account the scientific processes of observation, formulation of hypothesis, experimentation and formulation of theory.

Clausal Elements

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Clausal elements are linguistic items that make up the clause and allow for the breakdown of a clause into “syntactic elements”.

Main and Subordinate Clauses

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Both coordination and subordination involve the linking of units; however while the two units being linked in coordination are equal and at the same level, in subordination, one of the units being linked is subordinated to the other.

The Nominal Group

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A nominal group (also known as noun phrase) is a group that has a noun or a noun equivalent as its headword. The structure of a nominal group is usually “(M) H (Q)”. “M” stands for modifier, “H” for headword and “Q” for qualifier. The items in bracket are optional. Besides, the structure is unidirectional (“M” comes before “H” and “H” before “Q”).