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  élargir
  élargissement1
  élargissement2
  élatif
  élément
  élément coordonné
  élément initial
élément postiche
  élément récursif
  élément verbal
  élider
  élision
  ellipse
  elliptique
  élocutif

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dummy element

[Subentry of dummy1, element1]

Fr    élément postiche, explétif2, mot explétif, symbole postiche

Synonym(s): dummy2, dummy symbol, expletive2, floating element, prop, prop word

Related term(s): extraposition

Source(s): Chomsky 1986a: 94-95 (expletive element); Crystal 2003: 151, 160 (empty element); Dineen 1967: 393; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 73; Hock 1986: 335; Ruwet 1973[trans.]: 261


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  drawl2
  drill
  drum
  dual
  dubitative
  dummy1
  dummy2
  dummy subject
  duration
  durative
  dvandva compound
  dynamic1
  dynamic2
  dynamic accent
  dynamic tone

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