Example sentences for: inflection

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

  • A carelessness about inflection in Pepys's day is shown above with the examples of the objective I and who . Rarer back then was the use of whole phrases as single words as, for instance: to quickly and efficiently do this job, where the verb and two adverbs are treated together as a so-called split infinitive marked by to, instead of the prescribed to do this job quickly and efficiently, where only do is the infinitive marked as such by to and modified by two adverbs.

  • 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.

  • Self's cleverest invention is probably the chimps' language: They convey words to each other by signing and touching each other's fur, and they add emotional inflection with grunts like euch-euch (irritable) and hooograa (friendly, inclusive).

  • ) 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.

  • 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.


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