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LINGUIST List 24.1032

Wed Feb 27 2013

Qs: Causative and Perception Verbs - Bare Infinitives

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Feb-2013
From: Marija Lepeza <lepezastogmail.com>
Subject: Causative and Perception Verbs - Bare Infinitives
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Why do we assume that causative and perception verbs with bare infinitives do not have clauses as complements, but verb phrases?

What is the evidence? What would be the status of the NP preceding the bare infinitive?


E.g.

1) We made them clean the floor.
2) I saw her buy the flowers.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

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