Periphrastic conjugation
Periphrastic Per`i*phras"tic, Periphrastical Per`i*phras"tic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. p['e]riphrastique.] Expressing, or expressed, in more words than are necessary; characterized by periphrase; circumlocutory. [1913 Webster]

{Periphrastic conjugation} (Gram.), a conjugation formed by the use of the simple verb with one or more auxiliaries. [1913 Webster]


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