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Re: The opposite of resumptive

From:Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>
Date:Monday, June 12, 2006, 14:38
Hi Remi,

On Mon, 12 Jun 2006, Remi Villatel wrote:
> > Hi there, > > I'm stumbling on a grammatical term. Everybody knows what a resumptive > pronoun is, it sums up something that has already been mentioned in a > sentence or a conversation. Now, how do I call a pronoun or an > expression that is used as a shorthand for something that still has to > be expressed? > > The boy hit the ball. I saw it. ("it" is resumptive.) > > I saw this: The boy hit the ball. ("this" isn't resumptive.) > > Prosumptive? (Google finds it but it has nothing to do with grammar.) > Presumptive? (Not exactly what I'm looking for.)
Predictive? Prophetic? Regards, Yahya -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.8.3/360 - Release Date: 9/6/06