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  • this is everyday grammar.

  • I'm Kavi and I'm Rossiya copy.

  • I looked over our episode today and I think there's a mistake.

  • What is it?

  • Well, it says we're supposed to be talking about expletives, but I don't think that's appropriate.

  • No, Lucy, it it's not expletives, as in offensive words, but expletives as in grammar.

  • Seriously?

  • Yes, and grammar expletives are words that have grammatical purpose but do not carry meaning.

  • There is a good way to explain the subject.

  • I just know it, but I don't think I know much about expletives.

  • Well, you actually just gave a really good example.

  • You use what is called in existentially their sentence.

  • What is that?

  • Let me explain by using a shorter sentence.

  • There are mice in the house there, and expletive is the grammatical subject.

  • Mice is the logical subject and in the house is an adverb Beall.

  • OK, but why would I use on expletive if it has no meaning?

  • Phrases such as there is or there are point to the existence of something they have meaning.

  • But the individual word there and expletive doesn't have a It is serving a grammatical purpose.

this is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: Expletives

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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