The Thought Occurs

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Hypotactic Verbal Group Complexes: causatives and expansion type

1. verbal group complex: help to resist

expansion type: extending (a + b)

category: conation: reussive

See clause example here.

2. verbal group complex: make cherish

expansion type: enhancing (a x b)

category: agency

See clause example here.

See Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 509-14).