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complementizer

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noun com·ple·men·ti·zer \ˈkäm-plə-mən-ˌtī-zər, -(ˌ)men-\

Definition of complementizer

  1. :  a function word or morpheme that combines with a clause or verbal phrase to form a subordinate clause



1965

First Known Use of complementizer

1965


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