inchoative inchoative

Definition(s):

  1. (n) aspect with regard to the beginning of the action of the verb
  2. (adj) beginning to develop

Usage(s):

  1. It's an inchoative, and it is an example of a syntactic construction which can be used (among other things) to suppress agency; but English is full of agency-suppressing syntax.
  2. It's an inchoative, and it is an example of a syntactic construction which can be used (among other things) to suppress agency; but English is full of agency-suppressing syntax.
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/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /