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What is a substantive?

 

Definition
 

A substantive is a broad classification of words that includes nouns and nominals.

Discussion
 

The term substantive is extended by some to include pronouns.

Kinds
  Here are some kinds of substantives:
 
Generic
  A substantive is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1985 295

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 225

 

Mish 1991 1176


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