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The Status of A Non-finite Verb in Clause Structure

Sarage, Japen (2013) The Status of A Non-finite Verb in Clause Structure. In: 1st Educational Linguistics Conference, 10-11 May 2013, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Abstract

The structure of a simple sentence is described in detail by A.S. Hornby as a verb pattern. The number of pattern covers 25 patterns with their sub classifications. The number becomes numerous. Despite their number, the description is quite helpful for English learners. In further development Quirk introduces 7 clause structures. The term clause refers to the simple sentence for both of them consist of one subject6 and one finite verb. The elements of the clause structure include a subject, verb, object, complement and an adverb. The clause structures are SV, SVO, SVC, SVA, SVOO, SVOC, and SVOA. In practice Quirk still employs the terms verb-ing, past participle verb, and bare infinitive in the examples. This paper tries to see if these verbs belong to an object, complement, or an adverbial. Traditionally, a verb-ing may get the status of a gerund or a present participle. Past particle and bare infinitive verbs get their respective names. None of them gets the status of one of the five clause elements. That is why the inclusion of the non-finite verb into clause elements is important.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: clause structure, clause element, adverb, adverbial
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan) > S1-English Education (S1-Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris)
Depositing User: Drs. M.A. Japen Sarage
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2015 11:03
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/2554

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