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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  09/JAN/2013 10:11 PM
Assunto:  And now on to the next two words...

Forth as preposition isn´t of comtemporary use, but it is used in fixed phrases, tough. see:


...Though far from moribund in contemporary Standard English, forth is not common, and occurs largely in fixed phrases. More than a third of the 589 occurrences in the Wall Street Journal corpus (199 occurrences) involve the fixed phrase backand forth.  Another 81 are in instances of the idiomatic and so forth,synonymous with "and so on". The others occur as complement of verb lexemes (as usual I will indicate lexemes by citing plain forms in bold italics), and they have a very uneven frequency distribution: there are 103 occurrences of setforth, 63 of put forth, and 36 of bringforth, and the others occur at much lower rates.

We find hold forth (an idiom meaning "offer opinions"), comeforth, and call forth about a dozen times each, and then a large number of other verb lexemes occurring with forth rather more rarely than that, between one and eight times each. (For the record, the other verb lexemes with forth as complement are blare, blossom,body (which was a new one to me, but it occurs twice), break, bubble, burst, conjure, drive,go, gush, hiss, hold, issue, jerk, offer, pour, sally(a verb that now only occurs with forth, and yes, the comic strip SallyForth is named after this idiom), send, set, spring,stand, step, summon, throw, thrust, tumble, and venture.)


She called forth all her courage.

What motivates you to put forthyour greatest effort.

In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations.

Chinese put forthnew law requiring adult children to visit elderly parents often.

Here is why you should put forth the idea before it is late.






Within meaning inside, or not far from...


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On / onto use  –  Plinio  09/JAN/2013, 4:02 PM
On / onto use  –  Sidney  09/JAN/2013, 4:28 PM
On / onto use  –  Plinio  09/JAN/2013, 4:54 PM
On / onto use  –  Sidney  09/JAN/2013, 5:00 PM
On / onto use  –  Plinio  09/JAN/2013, 5:17 PM
On / onto use  –  Sidney  09/JAN/2013, 5:52 PM
 And now on to the next two words...  –  PPAULO  09/JAN/2013, 10:11 PM

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