Re: The opposite of resumptive
|From:||Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 12, 2006, 14:38|
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.)
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