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17 The Auxiliary, copula clauses and light verbs

Bruno Olsson

Abstract

The first three sections of this chapter provide general information about the most frequent verb in Coastal Marind, the Auxiliary (§17.1, §17.2 and §17.3). The fourth section describes copula clauses, which differ from other clauses in the language in that the verb complex may lack a verb stem (§17.4). The last section describes four common verbs that I call ‘light verbs’ (§17.5).

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