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Query Details

Query Subject:   Causative and Perception Verbs - Bare Infinitives
Author:   Marija Lepeza
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax

Query:   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?


1) We made them clean the floor.
2) I saw her buy the flowers.
LL Issue: 24.1032
Date posted: 27-Feb-2013


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