Dear list members
1. strum <SVO> <SV>
2. live <SV> <SVO>
The verbs in 1 and 2 can both be intransitive or transitive, however, in 1
the order of the verb patterns for 'strum', <SVO> <SV>, reflects that
'strum' most frequently is constructed as a transitive verb, while the order
of the patterns for 'live', <SV> <SVO>, indicates that 'live' typically is
an intransitive verb (but can take a cognate object).
Can anyone direct me to lists or dictionaries in which verb patterns have
been sorted according to frequency, i.e. a verb's most typical pattern is
listed before its less typical constructional patterns?
Jens Ahlmann Hansen
SDU - University of Southern Denmark
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