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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


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