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Autor:  jazz
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Data:  12/MAI/2011 10:20 AM
Assunto:  ergative verbs (?)
 
Mensagem:  Have you guys ever heard of them? What would they be called in the Portuguese grammar?

What are they used for?


"In English, most verbs can be used intransitively, but ordinarily this does not change the role of the subject; consider, for example, "He ate the soup" (transitive) and "He ate" (intransitive), where the only difference is that the latter does not specify what was eaten. By contrast, with an ergative verb the role of the subject changes; consider "it broke the window" (transitive) and "the window broke" (intransitive).

Ergative verbs can be divided into several categories:

  • Verbs suggesting a change of state — break, burst, form, heal, melt, tear, transform
  • Verbs of cooking — bake, boil, cook, fry
  • Verbs of movement — move, shake, sweep, turn, walk
  • Verbs involving vehicles — drive, fly, reverse, run, sail"

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 ergative verbs (?)  –  jazz  12/MAI/2011, 10:20 AM
ergative verbs (?)  –  Eta  12/MAI/2011, 4:12 PM
ergative verbs (?) - to ETA...gee!!!   –  jazz  13/MAI/2011, 8:16 PM
ergative verbs (?) - to ETA...gee!!!   –  PPAULO  13/MAI/2011, 10:05 PM
ergative verbs (?) - to ETA...gee!!!   –  jazz  14/MAI/2011, 1:42 PM
ergative verbs   –  PPAULO  14/MAI/2011, 6:11 PM
ergative verbs _ to PPaulo  –  Jazz  14/MAI/2011, 7:49 PM
ergative verbs _ to PPaulo  –  jazz  14/MAI/2011, 7:51 PM
ergative verbs _ to Jazz  –  PPAULO  14/MAI/2011, 10:21 PM
to Jazz  –  Eta  15/MAI/2011, 2:46 AM
to Jazz  –  Dale-USA  15/MAI/2011, 3:12 PM
to Jazz  –  PPAULO  15/MAI/2011, 3:40 PM
to Eta "FOOD FOR THOUGHT"  –  Jazz  07/JUN/2011, 6:42 AM

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