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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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dummy2

Fr    élément postiche, explétif2, mot explétif, symbole postiche

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

Related term(s): extraposition

Source(s): Crystal 2003: 151-152; Dineen 1967: 393 (Matrix dummy); ELL: 5115 (also "empty (null) element"); Haegeman 1991: 53-55; Lyons 1971: 393; Matthews 1997: 106-107; Palmatier 1972: 54; Trask 1993: 87


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  drawl1
  drawl2
  drill
  drum
  dual
  dubitative
  dummy1
dummy2
  dummy subject
  duration
  durative
  dvandva compound
  dynamic1
  dynamic2
  dynamic accent

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