Questions tagged [resultative]

Expressing or indicating a change of state that results from the carrying out or completion of an event. Resultative constructions usually have a verb, a noun phrase, and a state-signifying adjective/adverb/other forms of complement. This tag is for questions about resultative constructions such as "She grows her hair long" or "He made the book his." Use this tag if you are asking about similar constructions.

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verbs of creation and a resultative adjectival

I'm wondering whether verbs of creation, such as build, construct, and produce, can be followed by an object and then an adjectival denoting the result, with the pattern of "shoot him dead." ...
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Is “how the end result turns out” redundant?

Is “how the end result turns out” wrong? I’m talking about venting my feelings on the art I am currently doing. I would like to construct a sentence which is like depending my fortune on the outcome ...
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Have somebody doing something

I want to express at the beginning of the lesson that I hope that all my listeners will enjoy my speech. Can I use the causative structure? I hope I will have you enjoying this lecture. And what about ...
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I will have it done by tomorrow

I will have it done by tomorrow Would you please by some example describe what does the bold part mean? I think the bold part is passive, isn't it? Thanks in advance
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Are these phrases all expressing resultative meaning?

Hermione Granger was almost as nervous about flying as Neville was. This was something you couldn't learn by heart out of a book -- not that she hadn't tried. At breakfast on Thursday she bored ...