(of a grammatical construction) characterized by greater structural complexity in the position following the head, as the phrase the house of the friend of my brother; having most of the constituents on the right in a tree diagram (opposed to left-branching).
Alright vs. All RightWhat’s the difference between alright and all right? Are all right and alright interchangeable? All right has a range of meanings including: “safe,” as in “Are you all right?” “reliable; good,” as in “That fellow is all right.” as an adverb, it means “satisfactorily,” as in “His work is coming along all right” “yes,” as in “All right, I’ll go with you.” The form alright is a one-word spelling …
Does “right” actually mean “right?” Does that mean “left” means “wrong?”Little kids often get confused regarding the fact that “right” refers to a certain direction and also what is good, proper, and just. After all, “left” doesn’t mean wrong ― right? Well, not exactly. “Left” comes from the Old English lyft, which means “weak, idle, foolish.” Whereas, the Old English riht means “just, good, fair, proper, fitting, straight.” In the 13th century “left” replaced the Old …
Origin of right-branching
First recorded in 1960–65
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