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Query:   Inflected infinitives in European Portuguese
Author:  Marcello Modesto
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   REGARDING QUERY: HTTP://LINGUISTLIST.ORG/ISSUES/17/17-3450.HTML#1

HERE IS THE SUMMARY OF REPLIES I RECEIVED FOR MY RECENT QUERY ON INFL.
INFINITIVES. MANY MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO REPLIED.

(I) EU CONVENCI OS MENINOS A TOMAR / TOMAREM BANHO.
I CONVINCED THE KIDS TO.TAKE / TO.TAKE-3PL BATH

BOTH OK: 6
PREFERENCE FOR INFL. INF: 0
PREFERENCE FOR NON-INFL. INF: 2

(II) EU FIZ OS MENINOS TOMAR / TOMAREM BANHO.
I MADE THE KIDS TO.TAKE / TO.TAKE-3PL BATH

BOTH OK: 1
PREFERENCE FOR INFL. INF: 2
PREFERENCE FOR NON-INFL. INF: 4

(III) MANDE OS MENINOS ENTRAR / ENTRAREM.
LET THE KIDS TO.WALK-IN / TO.WALK-IN-3PL

BOTH OK: 3
PREFERENCE FOR INFL. INF: 0
PREFERENCE FOR NON-INFL. INF: 5

(IV) NÓS EMAGRECEMOS DEPOIS DE FICAR / FICARMOS SEMANAS NO HOSPITAL.
WE LOST WEIGHT AFTER OF TO.STAY / TO.STAY-1PL WEEKS IN.THE HOSPITAL

BOTH OK: 3
PREFERENCE FOR INFL. INF: 5
PREFERENCE FOR NON-INFL. INF: 0

(V) NÓS EMAGRECEMOS DEPOIS DE FICAR / FICARMOS DOENTES POR UMA SEMANA.
WE LOST WEIGHT AFTER OF TO.STAY / TO.STAY-1PL SICK FOR ONE WEEK

BOTH OK: 3
PREFERENCE FOR INFL. INF: 5
PREFERENCE FOR NON-INFL. INF: 0

(VI) NÓS FICAMOS FELIZES DEPOIS DE NOS VER / VERMOS NA TV.
WE GOT HAPPY AFTER OF 1PL-CL TO.SEE / TO.SEE1PL ON TV

BOTH OK: 2
PREFERENCE FOR INFL. INF: 6
PREFERENCE FOR NON-INFL. INF: 0

(VII) NÓS FICAMOS TRISTES DEPOIS DE SER / SERMOS DESPEDIDOS.
WE GOT SAD AFTER OF TO.BE / TO.BE-3PL FIRED

BOTH OK: 2
PREFERENCE FOR INFL. INF: 6
PREFERENCE FOR NON-INFL. INF: 0

LL Issue: 17.3535
Date Posted: 29-Nov-2006
Original Query: Read original query