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Old English SyntaxConcord, The Parts of Speech, and the Sentence$
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Bruce Mitchell

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780198119357

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119357.001.0001

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Concord

Concord

Chapter:
(p.1) I Concord
Source:
Old English Syntax
Author(s):

Bruce Mitchell

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119357.003.0001

This chapter sets out the basic principles of concord in Old English (OE), with references to the more detailed discussions which follow in later chapters. It begins with a brief discussion of the elements concerned with congruence. The chapters then presents some introductory remarks on case and verb forms. This is followed by a discussion of the basic concords of OE, covering agreement between subject and predicate, agreement between a noun or pronoun and attributive or appositive elements, and agreement between antecedent and pronoun.

Keywords:   Old English, concord, congruence, case, verb forms, noun, pronoun, antecedent

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