Impersonal Verb

Pengertian Impersonal Verb

Impersonal verb adalah kata kerja yang digunakan bersama indeterminate subject (subjeknya tak tentu) atau tanpa subject dan menyatakan aksi yang tidak dilakukan oleh subject (agent-nya tidak jelas). Di dalam bahasa Inggris, subjek tak tentu biasanya impersonal pronoun “it”.

Contoh impersonal verb antara lain: rain, thunder, dan snow. Adapula pernyataan tanpa subjek seperti: “methinks” yang berarti “it seems to me” dan “lists” yang berarti “it pleases me”.

Beberapa Contoh Kalimat Impersonal Verb

No Contoh Kalimat Impersonal Verb
1 It snowed in the past three days.
(Turun salju dalam tiga hari lalu.)
2 Is it raining cats and dogs in your city right now?
(Apa sedang hujan lebat di kotamu sekarang?)
3 If it thunders in the winter, will it snow within 10 days?
(Jika bergemuruh di musim dingin, akan turun salju dalam 10 hari?)
4 She said that she had to go home because it was growing dark.
(Dia mengatakan bahwa dia harus pulang ke rumah karena mulai gelap.)
5 It is cold. You should wear a jacket and scarf.
(Dingin. Kamu sebaiknya memakai jaket dan syal.)

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References:

  1. Encyclopedic Graded Grammar Vol 1. http://books.google.co.id/… Accessed on March 16, 2014.
  2. What is an impersonal verb? http://www-01.sil.org/linguistics/GlossaryOflinguisticTerms/WhatIsAnImpersonalVerb.htm. Accessed on March 16, 2014.
  3. Impersonal Verb. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Impersonal+verb. Accessed on March 17, 2014.
  4. Impersonal. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impersonal. Accessed on March 17, 2014.
  5. Impersonal. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/impersonal. Accessed on March 17, 2014.
  6. Impersonal Verbs. http://www.testden.com/toefl/english-grammar-for-students/Impersonal-Verbs.html. Accessed on March 17, 2014.

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