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    "Catenative verb: An English verb able to be immediately followed by the full or bare infinitive, or gerund, as in “I beg to differ”, where beg is catenative."
    More: catenative verb - Wiktionary Catenative verbs are verbs which can be followed directly by another verb — variously in the to-infinitive, bare infinitive or present participle/gerund forms.
    More: Appendix:English catenative verbs - Wiktionary

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    Verbs Followed by an Object Before the Second Infinitive Verb

    Are "Verbs that Followed by an Object Before the Second Infinitive Verb such as advise and encourage" the opposite of "catenative verbs?" Do we call them separable verbs since they need to be followed by an object before the second infinitive verb?



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    Default Re: "English catenative verbs"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Are "Verbs that Followed by an Object Before the Second Infinitive Verb such as advise and encourage" the opposite of "catenative verbs?"
    You can't really have an 'opposite' of a catenative verb.
    Do we call them separable verbs since they need to be followed by an object before the second infinitive verb?
    No, we don't.

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