Re: adjectives and adverbs
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 5, 2005, 10:01|
caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> writes:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Henrik Theiling <theiling@A...> wrote:
> >In Mandarin Chinese, it's often hard to tell. I noticed this in a
> >construction that is different in German and English:
> > English: I like to drink beer. auxiliary 'to like'
> > German: Ich trinke gerne Bier. adverb 'gerne'
> I don't believe that "to like" is an auxiliary verb in English. It
> can take a direct object (I like him) as well as a complementary
But this wasn't so much my point: the opposition between verbs
(particularly auxilaries) and adverbs was what I meant. I used
'auxiliaries' not like a lexical category, but meant any verb that
modifies that verb that takes the object (if any). In this sence,
whether 'like' is an *auxiliary depends on the sentence it is used in.
What's the correct term for this?