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Definition of the adjective Factive

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  1. [linguistics, of a verb] Licensing only those content clauses that represent claims assumed to be true.


Factive is a drug brand, brand.


Factive a.k.a. Gemifloxacin mesylate is an oral broad-spectrum quinolone antibacterial agent used in the treatment of acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and mild-to-moderate pneumonia. Vansen Pharma Inc. has licensed the active ingredient from LG Life Sciences of Korea.

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Google previewCorrect English (1913)

Factive means having power to make. Faculty (accent on fac [fak]) means specific power, mental or physical. A body of men to Facto. whom any specific right or privilege is granted— the sublimated faculty of the child's make-beFacto (fak-to; ...

Google previewOn the Semantics of Wh-Clauses (2016)

by Stephen Berman

embedded factive is a that-clause, which should otherwise be presupposed, the sentence is odd, whereas if the complement is a wh-clause, the sentence is unobjectionable: (74) a.!John wanted to know that Bill cheated on the exam. b.

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

factitive verb => factitive factive => factive predicate ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Pragmatics (2012)

by Yan Huang

factive A predicate such as a verb, adjective, or even NP that can take a complement clause, and which presupposes the ...

Google previewLongman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (2013)

by Jack C. Richards, Richard W. Schmidt

factive verb face-to-face test n see direct test face validity n (in testing) the degree to which a test appears to measure the knowledge or abilities it claims to measure, based on the subjective judgement of an observer. For example, if a test of ...

Google previewLexicon and Grammar (2001)

The English Syntacticon by Joseph E. Emonds

First, only factive verbs can take exclamatives, a generalization credited to Elliott ( 1971, 1974) and whose basis in interpretive semantics Grimshaw in fact nicely elaborates. And since “Exclamatory and interrogative complements do not differ ...

Google previewConstructing a Lexicon of English Verbs (1999)

by Pamela B. Faber, Ricardo Mairal Usón

factive (the speaker's commitment to ...

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Factive Meaning

Video shows what factive means. Licensing only those content clauses that represent claims assumed to be true.. which does not know any falsities: which ...

Scrabble value of F4A1C3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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