Linguistic Properties of English Intermediate Function Verbs

Sanel Jurida Hadžiahmetović


The paper is an outline of a particular group of English verbs, the verbs whish are said to have an intermediate function. A variety of English verbs fall somewhere between the broad categories of auxiliary and main verbs, with respect to their morphosyntactic and semantic properties. Modal idioms, semi-auxiliaries and catenative verb constructions exhibit the sort of gradience that refers to the properties of modal and auxiliary verbs, and are presented, discussed and analysed in this paper.


intermediate function English verbs; modal idioms; semi-auxiliaries;

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