Grammatik

Ergative link verbs

Ergative link verbs

There are a few verbs which are ergative and which in one of their patterns only are link verbs (see also Chapter 5). For example, the verb turn, in the pattern V colour, is a link verb. It also has the pattern V n colour, in which it is not a link verb.
The feet start to burn, feel hot to the touch, and turn bright red.
She experienced a tremendous flush, turning her bright red.
The following verbs are ergative link verbs.
  • form
  • keep
  • rank
  • rate
  • turn
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