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    Post Attribute/Identify

    Can someone explain how to distinguish attributive and Identify relational processes. In the following clauses you can technically reverse them, a sign that it is a relational:identity, but it appears to describe characteristics, which is more attributive?

    and that the distant savage lair [[from which the wind was rushing]], was the sea
    and that the dark flat wilderness beyond the church-yard was the marshes

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    Re: Attribute/Identify

    Quote Originally Posted by annabellegl View Post
    Can someone explain how to distinguish attributive and Identify relational processes.
    Have you not studied this yet? If not, you can easily find out from a good book.

    Anyway, the terminology speaks for itself: 'attributive' refers to when one participant is an attribute of the other, and 'identifying' refers to the fact that the participants are identified with each other.

    Which characteristics do you think are being described? Look at the clauses again and just think about the meaning.

    By the way, we're not supposed to do people's homework.

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