Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: Aug 2005
    • Posts: 196

    Resultative VS Depictive - no idea

    Could anyone please exmplain to me the idea that stands behind Resultative and/or Depictive phrases/sentences ?

    Here is the exercise taken from my classes :

    "Which of the follownig phrases are / are not recultative ?

    1. "Sorry for the delay?!" John asked herself furious .
    2. Tom complained that she'd gotten pregnatn to "trap" him into marriage .
    3. The soldier did not move; he just looked at the snake terrified .
    4. Estelle quickly go herself married to a wealthy lawyer.
    5. When the firecrackers popped, the birds started flying blind .

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,912

    Re: Resultative VS Depictive - no idea

    In 'I was worried sick', it's resultative because it is the worry that has made me sick. Therefore, in your first example, the question is whether the fury is the result of the question, which it probably isn't. It does, however, describe, or depict, the way that he asked the question. I presume that 'herself' is a typo.

Similar Threads

  1. idea of +gerund
    By bva in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-May-2005, 14:21
  2. an idea to
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Apr-2004, 15:19
  3. Any Idea??
    By kltakky in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31-Dec-2003, 12:29
  4. anyone have any idea about these essays?
    By joetmh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 11-Nov-2003, 21:17


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts