Example sentences for: inflection

How can you use “inflection” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • As in the case of the future tense in English, tense in Chinese is indicated by an auxiliary verb or a particle, not by inflection of the verb.

  • ) Sprawled on a motel sofa, fielding awestruck questions from a couple of junior FBI agents, Pistone expounds on the meaning of the phrase "Fuh-get about it" (which, depending on one's inflection, can signal fatalistic acceptance, doomed resignation, murderous rage, enthusiastic agreement, or nothing in particular) in a speech that will live long in the hearts of gangster-movie mavens.

  • But I think that the apparent brevity, which depends in part on whether you count words or syllables, is due much more to the heavy inflection of Russian that compresses meaning in single words.

  • The cortex underlying the furrow is considered to extend outwards from the equator as far as the point of inflection of the curvature of the cell (Figure 1).

  • Entries range from grammatical matters (like agreement between various elements that ought to agree), to questions of syntax (like the placement of adjectives), to matters of semantics (like the discussion of adequate ), to the meaning, usage, spelling, inflection, and pronunciation of a large number of words and phrases that might be confused ( adduce, deduce ; plural/singular status of addendum, agenda ; spelling of practice, practise ; plurals of words ending in -o , etc.).


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