Active and Stative Verbs

What I know about English used to be merely limited by numbers of vocabulary and clear-cut grammar skill. Initially, I start learning English officially since I was a first grader in Junior High School. English, in my sight, was just an interesting subject to be learnt. It was like we were trying to explore the new things across the boundary within. I came out of more interested decision to take major in English Department when I was in the third grader of senior high school. It was a kind of gambling, but I was sure that I can handle it off as well as making a good achievement for the sake of my own.

I definitely understand that English is a group of four major kinds of class-word. Those are Verb, Adjective, Adverb, and Noun. I had no clue whatsoever about differing between those kind of things as we do not add the Verb w Continue reading “Active and Stative Verbs”

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Collocation*

The term “Collocation” was first introduced by Firth (1957) to define a combination of words associated with each other, to mean that the meaning and the function of a word could be determined by a habitual occurrence of the word with other words. This theory which is known as the ‘contextual theory of meaning’ claims that the meaning of a word, for example, dark can be determined by the neighbouring word light in the phrase dark light.

The term ‘collocation’ has its origin in the Latin verb ‘colloca Continue reading “Collocation*”