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Speech Act Theory: Constatives, locutionary, illocutionary and perlocutinary

2.1.2 Constatives Constatives: Utterances that can be verified as true or false. These utterances were typically in the form of assertions or statements. For example: “The cat is on the mat” “I promise to be there” If the listeners do not belief the cat is on the mat or he/she will not be there, then the constatives will be untruth. “I come from to Jambi”