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Modal verb | modal additional verb | modal reliable

Modal verb | modal additional verb | modal reliable

Another meaning of main verb is a verb in a fundamental term as opposed to a subordinate clause. For example, in ‘I frowned, not understanding him’, frowned is the main verb because it is in the main clause ‘I frowned’; understanding is not the main verb because it is in the subordinate clause ‘not understanding him’.

  • 2. My adj. 1c is defined as ‘Modifying a verbal noun, gerund, or gerundival clause, forming an embedded phrase corresponding to a clause consisting of I and a main verb.’ For example, in ‘she was afraid of my seeing your letters’, my seeing your letters is a subordinate clause corresponding to the main clause I saw your letters, in which saw is a main verb. Nastavi sa čitanjem