a construction that consists of the same morphemes in the same order as those of another construction, as Flying planes can be dangerous, in which planes in one construction is the object of flying, and in another the subject of can; a terminal string of formatives having two or more structural descriptions.
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
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