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maraba

Senior Member
Spain
Hi again;
I need some help regarding the following sentence:

(I am talking about communicative functions.)

"PHATIC: to check whether communication is going on; to establish contact or cut communication."

"PHATIC: to check whether communication is going on; for establishing contact or cutting communication."

"PHATIC: to check whether communication is going on; for establishing of contact or cutting of communication."

Which do you think makes more sense. Thanks a lot.
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    These are definitions rather than sentences.
    They all make sense, thought I don't like "... for establishing of ..." "... cutting of ...".
    I prefer the "to ..." form - the first.
     
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