Six Types of Verbs in English as Analyzed in Syntax

Functional Categories of Words Depending on the type of functions, words are divided into two categories; lexical words functional words Lexical Vs Functional Categories of Words The function of  some words is to convey the meaningful content such as adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions. While the function of other words such as articles, conjunctions is to convey the grammatical information in the sentence. The words which are adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs, and prepositions belong to the lexical category and the words that convey grammatical information belong the functional category of words. Types of Verbs Verbs belong to the lexical category of words. Because different verbs require different types of complements to follow them, therefore, they can be categorised into si...[Read More]

Lexis, lexeme and lemma

Lexis, lexeme and lemma Lexis, lexeme and lemma are the technical terms used in the syntax which is the core branch of linguistics. Lexis Lexis is another term that is used to refer to the vocabulary. In syntax, this technical term means all the list of words or vocabulary in a language. So, basically, lexis can be a synonym of vocabulary. The term “lexis” is a technical one whereas “vocabulary” is a general term for the list of all words.   Lexeme A lexeme is any form of a  head word that is related it as a UNIT OF MEANING. Therefore, when you refer to the lexeme, you are actually referring to a form of a word that is semantically related. For example, write, writes, wrote, writing are the forms the word “write”.   Lemma Lemma is also related ...[Read More]

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