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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lexicalise.

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  • adj. expressed by a word

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Examples

  • I suspect that "The thing is" has become, as it were, "lexicalised".

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  • Thanks Luiz – and, yes, most grammars create an ‘arch-category’ called multi-word verbs, within which both phrasal and prepositional verbs (not to mention phrasal-prepositional verbs, of the type: look forward to, get along with …) are sub-categorised, along with other anomolous constructions, such as “to make do” and de-lexicalised verb combos, as in ‘take care of’, ‘make fun of’ etc.

    P is for Phrasal Verb « An A-Z of ELT

  • Thanks Luiz – and, yes, most grammars create an ‘arch-category’ called multi-word verbs, within which both phrasal and prepositional verbs not to mention phrasal-prepositional verbs, of the type: look forward to, get along with… are sub-categorised, along with other anomolous constructions, such as “to make do” and de-lexicalised verb combos, as in ‘take care of’, ‘make fun of’ etc.

    P is for Phrasal Verb « An A-Z of ELT

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