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Unformatted text preview: O , W 3. Reduplication of verbs (an ACTION verb can be reduplicated to indicate short duration, or to soften the tone) a. One-syllable verb W b. Non-compound Verb . . . . c. Compound verb (verb+noun) is ungrammatical . . 4. . /. / . To give as a present a. . I gave her flowers. ,W I gave flowers to her. ,W b. . I gave her a bunch of flowers. I gave a bunch flowers to her. ( this pattern is not good for . ) . as a verb: to give (not necessarily as a present) I gave her flowers. ,W Please give me a piece of paper. ,W...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course CHI 506 taught by Professor Kao during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '06