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Uses of the auxiliary be in The Mary Hamilton Papers (with Tino Oudesluijs)
BE is the auxiliary undergoing most change in the second half of the 18th century. Among structures of interest are the passival, the progressive in main clauses, untensed use of BE as semi-modal.
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