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Is there an equivalent of English light verbs in Spanish?

asked 2018-02-13 09:53:07 -0500

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Hello. I am doing a research on light verbs in English and Spanish and was wondering if there is an equivalent of English light verbs in Spanish. I found three options which are verbos de apoyo, verbos ligeros, and verbos desemantizados. I was wondering which one of them is actually correct.

Awaiting your responses.


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answered 2018-02-15 22:20:25 -0500

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Hi Justina, If all you are asking is what the correct term is, then the answer is all of the options you have provided. I believe "verbo de apoyo" is the most common, however.

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