- 1A direct object that has the same linguistic derivation as the verb that governs it, as in “sing a song,” “live a good life.”.More example sentences
- However, in Chinese, not only can intransitives take cognate objects, transitives can also take cognate objects.
- I am also working on a typology of cognate objects, which includes much data concerning cognate objects in African languages.
- Although examples can easily be constructed, the subject they contain does not have the properties associated with cognate objects.
- 1.1A direct object that makes explicit a semantic concept that is already wholly present in the semantics of the verb which governs it, as in “ask a question,” “eat some food.”.More example sentences
- It's a sort of ‘cognate prepositional phrase’, like the cognate objects in ‘cost money’ or ‘owe money’.
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