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By Greville G. Corbett

Gains are a relevant suggestion in linguistic research. they're the fundamental construction blocks of linguistic devices, corresponding to phrases. for lots of linguists they provide the main revealing solution to discover the character of language. favourite positive aspects are quantity (singular, plural, twin, ...), individual (1st, second, third) and stressful (present, previous, ...). positive factors have a tremendous position in modern linguistics, from the main summary theorizing to the main utilized computational functions, but little is firmly proven approximately their prestige. they're used, yet are little mentioned and poorly understood. during this distinctive paintings, Corbett brings jointly strains of analysis: how positive factors differ among languages and the way they paintings. consequently, the publication is of significant price to the huge variety of views of these who're drawn to language.

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And AGAIN. " She sheds her skin once more. And look! A chrysalis has formed. My little friend is safe inside. She stays in there for days and days, while her whole body changes in wonderful ways. When she comes out she's not fat or wiggly. She's become a monarch butterfly with magnificent wings. Now she's ready for an amazing journey. It's autumn. She must not get cold. She quickly heads south for a warm winter home. She flies day after day and sips nectar from flowering weeds on the way. She meets other monarchs all heading south.

What do monarch butterflies eat? Monarch butterflies sip nectar (the sweet juice) of plants such as dandelions, milkweed, thistle, phlox, and wild aster. Their moutha proboscisis shaped like a long skinny straw. It curls up when they're not eating and uncurls to sip the nectar. What makes monarchs so special? The monarch is the only tropical butterfly that lives part of its life far from the tropicsin places all over the United States and southern Canada. The monarch of North America is the only known butterfly that migrates to specific destinations in large numbers and makes a two-way journey.

On and on my little friend goes, flying thousands of miles to Mexico. What an amazing flight for a little one so thin and light! Millions of monarchs gather here, where all their great-grandparents came last year. They all rest, close together, staying warm until spring. Then my little friend starts back north again. Here she finds young milkweed plants. She lays her eggs. At last! Soon a wiggly caterpillar pushes out of the egg, a tiny new life, an amazing new friend. Monarch Facts For children who want to know more, here are some answers to questions they may have: How many eggs does a monarch butterfly lay?

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