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What is a defective verb?

 

Definition
 

A defective verb is a verb which does not exhibit all the forms typical of a regular verbal conjugation.

Example (English)
 
  • The auxiliary verb ought is a defective verb.
  • Generic
      A defective verb is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 59

     

    Mish 1991 333


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