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Subject: Relationship between Imply/Infer, Throw/Catch
Question: Hello!

Is there a term or name for the special relation each of these words
has to the other, i.e. imply/infer, throw/catch?

I always tell my students ''your verb is aimed in the wrong direction''
but if there is a good linguistic term for this, I'd like to know it.

Thanks so much.

Cheri Endean
Asst. Professor and Interim Director of the Writing Center
Kendall College of Art and Design
Grand Rapids, MI

From: Cheri Endean
Date: 01-Mar-2013
Replies:
  1. Re: Relationship between Imply/Infer, Throw/Catch    James L Fidelholtz     (02-Mar-2013)
  2. Re: Relationship between Imply/Infer, Throw/Catch    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (05-Mar-2013)
  3. Re: Relationship between Imply/Infer, Throw/Catch    Nancy J. Frishberg     (06-Mar-2013)
  4. Re: Relationship between Imply/Infer, Throw/Catch    Susan D Fischer     (01-Mar-2013)
  5. Re: Relationship between Imply/Infer, Throw/Catch    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (02-Mar-2013)

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