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Pronouns 4. What new words and loanwords tell us! 5. Conclusion In this chapter, I provide descriptions of the categories or parts of speech. Categories can be divided into two main classes: lexical and functional. The lexical categories include Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, and Preposition and are called lexical because they carry lexical meaning. They are also called content words since they have synonyms and antonyms. As we’ll see in the next chapter, syntactically, lexical categories are the heads of phrases.

36) The challenges are many/few. Numerals are sometimes determiners, as in two books, and sometimes more like adjecti­ves, as in my two books. 4 shows the determiners in the order in which they may appear. I have added the category adjective to the table since some of the words that are clear determiners can also be adjectives. The categories are not always a 100% clear-cut, and (37) tries to shed some light on the difference. 3. Believe it or not, Gucci and Coco are names of real dogs! Chapter 2.

Conclusion In this chapter, I provide descriptions of the categories or parts of speech. Categories can be divided into two main classes: lexical and functional. The lexical categories include Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, and Preposition and are called lexical because they carry lexical meaning. They are also called content words since they have synonyms and antonyms. As we’ll see in the next chapter, syntactically, lexical categories are the heads of phrases. There are also functional or grammatical categories: Determiner, Auxiliary, Coordinator, and Complementizer.

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