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    Smile two Grammar questions.

    Hello dear teachers,
    I have to questions that need to be answered please , and i wish i find the enough answers here;
    1+ what is the difference between "Phrasal verbs" and "prepositional verbs"?

    2+ What makes the "conjunct" and "disjunct" different from "adjunct" ?


    I appreciate any answers. :)

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    Re: two Grammar questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by B.Enlish Student View Post
    Hello dear teachers,
    I have to questions that need to be answered please , and i wish i find the enough answers here;
    1+ what is the difference between "Phrasal verbs" and "prepositional verbs"?

    2+ What makes the "conjunct" and "disjunct" different from "adjunct" ?


    I appreciate any answers. :)
    You are more likely to get a faster response if you post different questions on diferent threads, B.Enlish Student.

    I'll tackle your first question. The unfortunate answer is that many writers, including those accepted as authoritative, do not agree on precise definitions for the sub-classes of what we might call Multi-Word Verbs. For a long, and rather boring, look at a survey of the situation try:

    http://www.gramorak.com/Articles/Phrasal.pdf

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    Re: two Grammar questions.

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    2+ What makes the "conjunct" and "disjunct" different from "adjunct" ?
    It's the prefix. '-junct' means 'join', as in 'junction'.
    'con' means with; 'dis' means apart from; 'ad' means to.

    Do you know the meanings of the words? Do you have a context?
    You'll find a lot of English words that look similar. They are different words, and commonly have no relation, ie. there is no "difference" to look for.

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    Re: two Grammar questions.

    Thank you for the information "fivejedjon". I am new here, and I certainly need such remark:) . anyway, "Raymott" , Thanks alot , but I think i need to reminde you that the question is not about the differences between the three types adjunct conjunct and disjunct), but it s about the difference between the Conjunct and disjunct from one side and the adjunct from the other side. hope you got it . My lecturer asked me about that difference . the difference that he is sure it exist!!!. i searched in different site and i am still searching :) .
    any other answer would be appreciated.

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    Re: two Grammar questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by B.Enlish Student View Post
    Hello dear teachers,
    I have to questions that need to be answered please , and i wish i find the enough answers here;
    1+ what is the difference between "Phrasal verbs" and "prepositional verbs"?

    2+ What makes the "conjunct" and "disjunct" different from "adjunct" ?


    I appreciate any answers. :)

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I am an old man who studied the traditional parts of speech,

    not "new" words such as adjunct, conjunct, and disjunct.

    (2) I have found some information, however, that may be of help.

    (3) According to The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar,

    an adjunct "[functions] as an element of clause structure."

    That book gives these examples:

    (a) We spoke clearly on the subject. (adjunct)


    (b) Clearly, I could be wrong. (disjunct???)

    The book explains: Clearly is an adjunct in [a], but not in [b].

    (I think that -- for people like me -- we would call "clearly" in

    (a) an adverb of manner and "'clearly" in (b) a sentence adverb.)

    (4) I assume (maybe wrongly) that the same difference applies to

    conjuncts, i.e., they (like disjuncts) do not function "as an element

    of clause structure."

    (5) I also found this explanation that might satisfy your teacher:

    "Adverbials integrated within the structure of the sentence

    are adjuncts." The book adds: Among the features indicating that

    an adverbial is an adjunct is the ability to be questioned and

    negated. (I guess that conjuncts and disjuncts canNOT be questioned

    and negated, then.)

    My source was The Oxford Companion to the English Language.


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

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