Friday, 14 June 2013

Extending Hypotactic Verbal Group Complexes: Conation Causative

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 512):
There is no causative form of the conative — that is, no word meaning ‘make…try’; this can of course be expressed analytically, for example:
(she) made (him) try to eat (it)
The causative of the reussive has help, and perhaps enable:
reussive: John managed to open the lock
causative: Mary helped John to open the lock