catenative verbless commonly
Definition of catenative
: a verb often followed by a function word (such as to or on) that occupies a position other than final in a succession of two or more verbs together forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence (such as ought in “I ought to go home now” and try and keep in “they tried to keep on working”)
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Origin and Etymology of catenative
1catenate + 2-ive
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