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Key to exercise on compound verbs and their meanings.

 la. The compound form   b:òY j:aEy:ð gives a more peremptory tone to a command addressed to a stranger.
 lb. The non-compound form   b:òeYy:ð is more appropriate for an older relative who is perfectly willing to co-operate.

 2a.  j:l: g:y:ð, since the effect of the action on the victims is exhaustive. (They have died as a result of the fire.)
 2b.  j:l:a because the action of the fire on the speaker is presented ( by the use of  es:fü . . .  j:l:a ) as limited in scope.

(from here on the key is still under revision)

 13a.  hað g:y:a, since the prior clause indicates that the speaker (and hearer) had been expecting what happened to happen. See )ðm:c:nd's short story t:ðøt:r, second page, line 16.

 13b.  hØAa because the presence of  hi  as a delimiting particle (incorporated in  v:hi ) tends to suppress the use of a compound verb, even when other factors (such as the expression of fear) favor it. See )ðm:c:nd's short story t:ðøt:r, first line of first page.

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Corrected first 2 items (with help of  kÙs:Øm: j:òn: ) 21 Mar 2001.

Keyed in by  ev:v:ðk Ag:rv:al:  in Feb 2001. First posted 8 Mar 2001. More on 24 May 2004.