Purpose Clauses
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Abstract

Purpose clauses, also known as final clauses, denote an intention set forth in a definite action to accomplish or avert a situation, which is the result of that action and is yet to be achieved. The canonical relation implies the notions of sequence, result, motivation, desire and virtuality. These clauses may function as adjuncts (obligatory or not), or as style disjuncts.

Purpose clauses, also known as final clauses, denote an intention set forth in a definite action to accomplish or avert a situation, w…

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Rafael Martinez, “Purpose Clauses”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 24 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000301>
First published online: 2013



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