[ UK /lə‍ʊkˈætɪv/ ]
  1. the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb
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How To Use locative In A Sentence

  • This hunch is luckily confirmed by the same phrase repeated further down in the inscription but entirely in locative forms instead: tesne Raśne cei. Ipa ama hen
  • Luckily for me, the entire phrase is also found in another case, the simple locative: haθe-c repine-c in LL 9.xii also hante-c repine-c in LL 3.xxiv. Oddly formed locatives with inessive postclitic in Etruscan
  • This is a locative noun, which is a grammatical category used when creating names for places in Algonquian.
  • Since this is the chief finding of the humanities in the 20th century, I would bet that in the 21st century it will start revising our calculative, allocative, easily-socialist view of the economy.
  • Grammatical action here resides in the verb form chhu, expressing a locative state of being.
  • The LION database of English poetry has 144 instances of ‘under God’, and quite a few of them seem to me to be unambiguously locative adjuncts modifying noun phrases.
  • The normal form of the locative with inessive postclitic is exemplified by spure-θi 'in the city' in TLE 171 nb. spure alone means 'at/before the city'. Oddly formed locatives with inessive postclitic in Etruscan
  • This and other inanimate thematic stems exhibit interesting effects such as the curious disappearance of *m in the locative case e.g. *yugóm "a yoke" but *yugó-i "among a yoke" which leads many to assume that this was a functional ending rather than the product of misanalysis and missegmentation by early Indo-European speakers. Inanimate thematics that failed to be converted in Pre-IE?
  • Where the formula is used of persons, copulative verbs or expressions that denote ‘being in Christ’ are usually locative, whereas active verbs may be either locative or instrumental.
  • Loka is in the locative case, the final vowel indicating to the locative having been dropped for sandhi. The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
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