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verb +‎ form


verbform (plural verbforms)

  1. A verb form; a specific instance or form of a verb, as opposed to the entire verb taken in the abstract.
    • 1983, Thomas M. Carter, Then and Now: The Mechanics of Integration, Historical Conservation Society (Manila), page 112,
      "Thee/Thou" speech merely substitutes (or were substituted by) some of the old personal pronouns. Also present in "Thee" speech is the occasional ancient verbform.
    • 1990, Andries Breunis, The Nominal Sentence in Sanskrit and Middle Indo-Aryan, Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9004091238, page 149,
      Before we compare these constructions with a PPP connected to a verbform of "to be" in the third person, we shall first discuss the following phenomenon.
    • 1992 August, Kees Hengeveld, "Structure of adverbial clauses", in Betty Devriendt, Louis Goossens, Johan van der Auwera, Complex Structures: A Functionalist Perspective, Walter de Gruyter (1996), ISBN 3110143852, page 135,
      In this and the following tables a "+" represents a finite verbform, a "−" a nonfinite verbform, a "P" indicates that the adverbial relation under investigation can be expressed in a paratactic construction only, and a blank indicates that no data could be obtained for the adverbial relation under consideration.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is more commonly written as two words (verb form).