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ACCUSAutomobile Competition Committee of the United States (car racing)
ACCUSAccusative (grammatical case)
ACCUSAmerican Catholic Church in the United States
ACCUSAutomobile Competition Committee for the US
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There is a further parameter that needs to be taken into account, and which appears directly relevant to the question of the status of participles used in conjunction with perception verbs: that of the possibility for a participle to agree with the accusative NP.
nouns or adjectives, that appear with object-like dependents in the accusative case, that is in a configuration traditionally associated with the verbal system and called "transitive.
The lack of ACCUSATIVE case assignment is different in (10) and in (11).
The impersonal reflexive is higher in transitivity than the reflexive passive, having an accusative argument in its structure.
F's traditum may have been the result of an abbreviation, of which there were several in this sentence with its many accusatives (thus GCA 1995, 37 ad loc.
Thus, in Turkish, the subject of the intransitive in (35a) corresponds to the accusative in the derived causative of (35b), and the subject of the transitive in (35c) corresponds to the dative of (35d), with the identity of the accusative being constant between the two constructions; but causativization of the ditransitive in (35e) presents a problem for the participant-differentiating morphological resources of the language:
In Eastern Mansi this means that the Patient is in the accusative case or unmarked (nominative), and the Recipient in the lative.
In English, prepositions take the accusative case," he says.
For example, a nominative NP, a locative NP, a dative NP and an accusative NP may all depend on a verb to follow.
And the best thing to do if caught in an accusative situation is to empathise and try to immediately improve it, he says.
Seventy-seven case studies address, for example, the accusative plus infinitive construction in English, comparative deletion and subdeletion, inverse linking, logophoricity, preposition stranding, quantifier scope ambiguities, split topicalization, stylistics fronting, temporal reference, topicalization in Asian languages, verb particle constructions, and wh-in-situ, among other topics.
Like the energic they can be followed by a pronoun from the object series, (9) anna-ka 'that you'; they are neutrally followed by an accusative complement if nominal rather than pronominal; and anna itself marks an object complement.