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From Simple Verbs to Periphrastic Expressions

The Historical Development of Composite Predicates, Phrasal Verbs, and Related Constructions in English


Meiko Matsumoto

Contents: Composite predicates – Phrasal verbs – The historical development of have/take a look – The verbs ‘have’ and ‘take’ in composite predicates and phrasal verbs – Composite predicates with body nouns – The origin of used to – The verbs meaning ‘happen’ – The verbs have and be.