utterance type


Hi, I am writing a analysis and need to describe 'yo check it'. I know it is colloquial of course, but would their be any way to identify it as a specific type of phrase for example? Thanks!

asked Dec 09 '12 at 12:47 Lauren Jenner New member

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You should write 'an analysis', and 'there', not 'their' is the correct word. I would write the phrase 'Yo, check it' or 'Yo! Check it', as 'yo' is either a noun of address or an interjection and needs the comma or exclamation point. I'm not sure what you would call it, other than a slang or colloquial phrase. If it ended with 'out', I would call it an imperative phrase - 'Hey, look at that'.

link answered Dec 09 '12 at 14:46 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

I would call it an inflective command. The inflective is "Yo", and the command is "check it."

TolleyDec 09 '12 at 22:57

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