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Grammatical Collocations of Verbs and Prepositions

Marianna Hudcovičová

This book presents empirical research of grammatical collocations of the type: verb and the prepositions «of» and «to». It is based on comparisons of English and Czech sentences containing verbs and prepositions that are followed by the object. The author creates English–Czech verbal prepositional counterparts and groups on the grounds of the similar semantic, syntactic features. She identifies the features that are the same for each verb group and generalizes them. The book determines trends and tendencies for verbs when they collocate with a certain preposition.

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4. Syntactical Aspect

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In the analysis of prepositional verbal phrases from a syntactical point of view the group of verbs is defined that is usually complemented by object and define transitive verbs.

4.1. Verb as Determinant of the Clause Type

The nature of the verb determines the clause type. There are different verb classes that might be complemented only by certain types of constituents. Object, adverbial, or complement are the constituents that complete the meaning of the verb.

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