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references for Grammar Glossary entry: “verb (word class)”

• The following sections of A Comprehensive Grammar of The English Language (Randolph Quirk, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svartik, Longman, London & New York, 1985) were consulted in preparing this entry:

Major verb classes

§3.1, 96

Verb forms and the verb phrase

§3.2, 96-8

Verbs in auxiliary function

§3.21

The primary verbs

§3.31, 129

Semi-auxiliaries

§3.47 & 3.48, 143-6

Catenative verb constructions

§3.49, 146-7

Situation types

Figure 4.27, 201

Marginal modals

§3.41, 138

The modal auxiliaries

§3.39, 135-6