Category: BE

BE + -WN passive suffix

After ‘BE’, a word ending with ‘wn’ is usually past participle. The exceptions are ‘down’, ‘brown’, ‘well-known’ and ‘unknown’. 1 IS (VBZ) KNOWN (VVN) 377649 2 ARE (VBR) KNOWN (VVN) 143646 3 IS (VBZ) SHOWN (VVN) 130843 4 BEEN (VBN) SHOWN (VVN) 110513 5 BE (VBI) SHOWN (VVN) 83516 6 BEEN (VBN) KNOWN (VVN) 80984 […]

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What does ‘s mean?

‘s firstly following proper noun as a possessive marker, or contracted ‘is‘. Then it could be ‘has‘ or the second part of a modal: ‘Let‘s go!’ 1 ‘S (GE) 36030994 genetive 2 ‘S (VBZ) 24517319 is 5 ‘S (VHZ) 1063909 has 7 ‘S (VM22) 864498 ‘let’s not’ is B2 If we look at large Ngrams […]

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