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Query Details

Query Subject:   Inflected Infinitives in European Portuguese
Author:   Marcello Modesto
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax

Query:   I'm a Brazilian researcher working with inflected infinitives and I am now
interested in dialectal diferences between the Brazilian and the European
dialects. This is, then, a request for judgements from *European*
Portuguese speakers.

For each sentence below, please give your grammaticality judgement for the
version with inflected infinitive and the version with uninflected
infinitive, saying, for each version, if it is acceptable or not.

Replies should be sent directly to and I'll send a summary
of the replies to the list. Thank you all in advance.

(i) Eu convenci os meninos a tomar/tomarem banho.
(ii) Eu fiz os meninos tomar/tomarem banho.
(iii) Mande os meninos entrar/entrarem.
(iv) Nós emagrecemos depois de ficar/ficarmos semanas no hospital.
(v) Nós emagrecemos depois de ficar/ficarmos doentes por uma semana.
(vi) Nós ficamos felizes depois de nos ver/vermos na TV.
(vii) Nós ficamos tristes depois de ser/sermos despedidos.
LL Issue: 17.3450
Date posted: 22-Nov-2006


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