FUNCTION WORD

a word with little or no meaning when by itself but plays an important role in our language. Examples are the prepositions and conjunctions such as the, and, but.

FUNCTION WORD: "A function word is also called an empty word."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FUNCTION WORD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/function-word/ (accessed July 4, 2020).
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