how to pronounce causative


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causative is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of causative


  1. Acting as a cause.
  2. Expressing a cause or causation.


  1. An expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (or to be in a certain condition).

causative frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word causative occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with causative


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