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Iva Nazalević Čučević
E-mail: ivanazalevic@gmail.com
Filozofski fakultet Zagreb

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The paper analyses the use of nego and već in different types of sentences, mainly at the level of parataxis. Nego is analysed within simple, compound and complex sentences, and već as an alternative conjunction within compound sentences. In simple sentences, nego appears as a particle, and in complex ones as a conjunction, i.e., as part of a conjunction expression whose part at the level of parataxis can be već as well. The syntactic and semantic status of sentences with the particle nego and the conjunctions nego and već is analysed on three levels. At the level of the simple sentence, the use of the particle nego is discussed regarding the meaning of gradation and comparison. At the level of the compound sentence, we discuss three types of adversative sentences: purely adversative, adversative with gradational meaning and adversative with additive meaning. The use of the conjunctions nego and već as parts of complex conjunctions is also discussed. At the level of the complex sentence, we briefly present some semantic peculiarities of comparative sentences with the conjunction nego. The analysis of adversative sentences with the aforementioned conjunctions and conjunction expressions also includes syntactic negation since negation is the basis of such constructions.

nego, već, simple sentence, parataxis, hypotaxis, adversative sentences, gradation, addition, comparison syntactic negation,
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