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1. checklist of figures, portraits; 2. record of tables, pxi; three. Abbreviations, pxiii; four. Acknowledgments, pxv-xvii; five. 1. creation, p1-20; 6. 2. gazing English imperatives in motion, p21-56; 7. three. The that means of the English vital, p57-92; eight. four. Accounting for a number of the findings in bankruptcy 2 and the alternative among imperatives and oblique directives, p93-119; nine. five. combined crucial structures: Passive, innovative, and perfective imperatives in English, p121-135; 10. 6. Conditional imperatives in English, p137-171; eleven. 7. English imperatives in concessive clauses, p173-196; 12. eight. jap imperatives, p197-219; thirteen. nine. Conclusions and customers, p221-224; 14. References, p225-236; 15. facts assets, p237; sixteen. identify index, p239-240; 17. topic index, p241-242

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Please! ”  (Pelican, p. 11) d. “Stop that,” he said brusquely, and then narrowed his eyes as he leaned closer to her. “Let me put it to you this way, Grace. We go upstairs for an hour or two, and celebrate your birthday, or you’re out of a job as of this minute. …”  (Malice, p. 204) e. ” He flicked his thumbs toward his sweater. ” “Nonsense,” she said, reaching over and clasping his wrist.  (Deception, p. 62) f. ” “Let me put it this way, Doctor. ” Mayan d’Ortega’s voice and look spewed indignation.

Malice, p. 199) d. “I’m afraid Donna’s care is going to be very expensive,” Anna DiTullio said timidly. “Let’s not worry about that now. The medical examiner ruled Dante’s death accidental. ”  (Deception, p. 307) e. ” Finnerty gave a chortling laugh. “Let’s get serious. You tell me you’ll accept two hundred thou and I’ll have the check cut right away. Send it over with the releases. 112) In these examples, context makes it apparent that the let’s-imperative proposes an action by the addressee(s) alone.

Tomasello 2003; Diessel 2004; Fried and Östman 2004; Östman and Fried 2005; Goldberg 2006, 2009; Leino 2008, among others). A basic axiom that is adopted here is that the imperative is one such construction in language. e. how, and why, one construction (say, Construction A) is more compatible with another construction B, but not with still another construction C. An actual expression involves the amalgam of several distinct constructions (cf. Goldberg 2006: 10). This perspective helps explain the (in)felicity of numerous mixed imperative Chapter 1.

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