Definition of resumptive in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈzʌm(p)tɪv/


Indicating resumption of a topic that has previously been referred to.
Example sentences
  • One such piece of evidence comes from Ariel's careful study of the contrastive use of zero anaphors and resumptive pronouns in the relative construction in Modern Hebrew.
  • What I think we have here, in short, is the equivalent of Raising from a ‘that’ complement, but with a resumptive pronoun in subject position.
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