List of adjective and verb types, with
sample membersThe lists below recapitulate the adjective types given in §3.2 and the verb
types from Chapters 4-6, and their semantic roles and subtypes, with the
sample members quoted there.
|DIMENSION type, e.g. big, great, short, thin, round, narrow, deep|
|PHYSICAL PROPERTY type, e.g. hard, strong, clean, cool, heavy, sweet, fresh,
|CORPOREAL subtype, e.g. well, sick, ill, dead; absent|
|SPEED type--quick, fast, rapid, slow, sudden|
|AGE type--new, old, young, modern|
|COLOUR type, e.g. white, black, red, crimson, mottled, golden|
|VALUE type, e.g. (a) good, bad, lovely, atrocious; (b) odd, strange,
curious; necessary, crucial; important; lucky|
|DIFFICULTY type, e.g. easy, difficult, tough, hard, simple|
|DEFINITE subtype, e.g. definite, probable, true|
|POSSIBLE subtype, e.g. possible, impossible|
|USUAL subtype, e.g. usual, normal, common|
|LIKELY subtype, e.g. likely, certain|
|SURE subtype, e.g. sure|
|CORRECT subtype, e.g. correct, right, wrong, appropriate, sensible|
|HUMAN PROPENSITY type|
|FOND subtype, e.g. fond (of)|
|ANGRY subtype, e.g. angry (about), jealous (of), mad (about), sad
|HAPPY subtype, e.g. anxious, keen, happy, thankful, careful, sorry, glad
(all taking about); proud, ashamed, afraid (all taking of)|
|UNSURE subtype, e.g. certain, sure, unsure (all taking of or about),
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Book title: A New Approach to English Grammar, on Semantic Principles.
Contributors: R. M. W. Dixon - Author.
Publisher: Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1992.
Page number: 363.
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