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ERIC Number: EJ423109
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4906
Active Verbs with Inanimate Subjects in Scientific Prose.
Master, Peter
English for Specific Purposes, v10 n1 p15-33 1991
The analysis of 2,979 subject-verb pairs in an American science magazine to determine the relative frequency of inanimate subjects with active verbs found that such usage was more prevalent than the use of inanimate subjects with passive verbs, especially when the subject was abstract, typically to show causality or to explain. (22 references) (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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