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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 7:27:22 AM

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There is some glitch in The Free Dictionary search engine.

If I search in TFD for "causative verb" or "causative verbs", I am redirected to "Causative voice", which is an incredibly complex and useless Wikipedia article about how to form causatives in Japanese, Lithuanian and Xhosa. Brick wall

Its degree of complexity and nomenclature is such that it would only be understood by a trained linguist - however, a trained linguist would not need to look on Wikipedia for such data, it would be part of basic study.

If I search on Google for "The Free Dictionary causative verbs" I get a completely different article about causative verbs in English.

This one is relatively simple and 'to-the-point' and uses traditional grammar nomenclature.Dancing

So - thank you for the Farlex Grammar book (and the articles from it which we can use here) - but please, make these accessible to the Farlex search engine. Anxious


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 7:48:28 AM

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If you search TFD with the key word causative you'll find this:

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/causative


(BUT, there's definitely something wrong in this site today ;-)


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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 10:55:20 AM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
If you search TFD with the key word causative you'll find this:

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/causative


Exactly - that's the Wiki Article which tells you how to handle the Cauzativization of Proto-Germanic substrates in Pesian sentences.

What I need is something like this explanation of causative verbs in English.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:41:25 AM

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I just came across a similar one.

If you search in TFD for 'focusing adverb' you get the "this phrase does not exist" message.

If you search in Google for 'focusing adverb', you find this TFD page.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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