Definition and Function of Factitive Verbs

Definition and Function of Factitive Verbs

Definition and Function of Factitive Verbs

        In this post we will share about grammar entitled “Definition and Function of Factitive Verbs”. This this material will be divided into three topics, they are definition of factitive verbs, function of factitive verbs and Role of Factitive Verbs in sentences. So let’s go to the material. (also read : Function Causative Verbs)

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Definition of Factitive Verbs

        Noting or denoting to verbs that express the idea of making or rendering in a certain way and that take a direct object and an additional word or group of words indicating the result of the process, as made in They elected Obama president, where Obama is the direct object and president is the complement

Function or Usage of Factitive Verbs

        Factitive verbs are used to indicate the resulting condition or state (known as the object complement) of a person, place, or thing (the direct object) caused by the action of the verb.

Kinds of verbs including factitive verbs are elect, appoint, make, choose, deem, assign, name, select, judge, and designate.

Some examples of factitive verbs in sentences:
  • The populace elected Obama president of the United States.
  • The committee named Mr. Fuller chairman of the board.
  • The jury judged the defendant not guilty.
  • She deemed him a person of high quality.
  • The group designated Marshall leader from then on.
  • The coach made Messi captain of Barcelona.
Direct Objects and Object Complements

        Factitive verbs have both direct objects and object complements. read more

Causative Verbs Have and Get

Causative Verbs Have and Get

Causative Verbs Have and Get

        In this occasion we want to share grammar session that is Causative Verbs Have and Get. We use a causative verb when we want to talk about something that someone else did for us or for another person. It means that the subjects did not do the action themselves, however the subject caused the action to happen by someone else. Maybe they paid, or asked, or persuaded the other person to do it. For example, we can say:

I took the shirt. (This means that I took it myself).

If I asked someone to take the shirt, of course I can say:

A shopkeeper took the shirt.

But, another way is to use a causative construction. So I can also say:

I had the shirt took.

In a sense, using a causative verb is similar to using a passive. The important thing is that the shirt is now taken. We don’t focus on who did the taking.

For complete information about Causative Verbs Have and Get, in this material we will divide it into two main topics, they are “have or get something done” and “have or get someone do something”. So let’s go to the topics. read more