Example sentences for: inflection

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

  • Japanese has a verb inflection which expresses causation or permission—in English, “to make someone or to let someone do something.”

  • Many languages are inflected, which is also a form of redundancy, since English gets by nicely with little inflection.

  • In the three hundred years since Pepys the general drift of English has been towards a Chinese kind of grammer with loss and confusion of inflection and with phrases used as words.

  • Grove's basic idea is that there are "strategic inflection points," moments where the entire framework in which business has been conducted is transformed and companies must adapt or die.

  • 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.


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