a type of language that has direct objects following the verb and that tends to have typological traits such as prepositions, prefixes, noun modifiers following nouns, adverbs following verbs, and auxiliary verbs preceding the main verb.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Compare OV language.
Origin of VO language
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