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HELP: Subject Raising Verbs, ECM Verbs, etc.

From:Trebor Jung <treborjung@...>
Date:Saturday, July 3, 2004, 16:41
David wrote:

"(1) Subject Raising Verbs: An example is "He seems to be good", which
could also be "It seems he's good".

"(2) Exceptional Case Marking (ECM) Verbs: "I believe him to be a problem."
See also: "I believe there to be a problem."

"(3) Subject Control Verbs: "I promised him to buy the cat food." (Also
called an Equi construction?) (*I* am the one buying the cat food.)

"(4) Object Control Verbs: "I persuaded him to buy the cat food." (*He* is
the one buying the cat food.)"

Anyone have natlang examples of these sentences? I'm thinking about these
sort of constructions in Kosi, but can't think of any way of expressing
these constructions other than how English does :(



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