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Chapter Twenty Six: On True And Pseudo-Verbs

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The essential meaning of a verb universally accepted by lexicographers is something that reports about a referent's action and that necessarily refers to time. There are two types (of verbs). When the agent and the patient (of an action) can be referred to with nouns that are derived from the action expressed by the verb, they call it 'a true verb'. When the noun for the agent is not derived from the action (expressed by the verb), they call it 'a pseudo-verb'. There are two types of true verbs, namely, the transitive and the intransitive. There are two types of transitive verbs, namely, affective verbs and non-affective verbs. Affective verbs have an effect upon their patient. There are three types of pseudo-verbs. The first type is called 'an extended verb'. The second type is called 'a verb in form only'. The third type is called 'a verb of transferred intention'.

Keywords: affective verbs; non-affective verbs; pseudo-verbs; transitive verbs; true verb

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