Adverbial Participle


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Adverbial Participle

 

a verb form that represents one process as a feature of another—for example, chitaia, on dumal o drugom (“[while] reading, he was thinking of something else”). In Russian the adverbial participle retains the forms for aspect and voice, as well as verbal government, and refers to the same person or thing as the verb that it modifies. An adverbial participle lacks forms for tense, person, and number and in the sentence usually behaves as an adverbial modifier.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Sometimes it is too frequent usage of "the" or of adverbial participles put in the wrong place, at other times it is the literality of translation that prevents understanding.