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    Functional English Grammar

    I am reading "Functional English Gramma" by Graham Lock for a class. There are example sentences in the book with [inv.] at the end of the sentence. I can't figure out what [inv.] means. Can someone please help me? Thank you.

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    Re: Functional English Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by lysim813 View Post
    I am reading "Functional English Gramma" by Graham Lock for a class. There are example sentences in the book with [inv.] at the end of the sentence. I can't figure out what [inv.] means. Can someone please help me? Thank you.
    inv = sentence invented (by the author of the book)

    One approach of describing a language sees grammar as a set of rules (formal grammar). A grammarian interested in this approach will often use for analysis sentences that has been made up - as opposed to sentences derived from authentic contexts - to illustrate the rules.
    Last edited by pollis; 11-Oct-2011 at 08:44. Reason: to highlight the origin of the abbreviation

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