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  1. quotative

    • IPA[ˈkwəʊtətɪv]

    英式

    • adj.
      (of a construction or expression) expressing or introducing quoted words
    • n.
      a quotative construction or expression
    • noun: quotative, plural noun: quotatives

    • 釋義
    • adj.
      形容詞
    • 1. (of a construction or expression) expressing or introducing quoted words:

      natural quotative verbs, like 'say', 'insist', and 'explain'

    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a quotative construction or expression:

      the members of the group believed that quotative 'all' was very common these days in the speech of the young