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Re: The opposite of resumptive

From:René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>
Date:Monday, June 12, 2006, 11:19
You mean constructions like this?

- It was not clear whether he knew or not.

In Dutch we call this a "provisional subject".


Remi Villatel <maxilys@...> wrote:

> The boy hit the ball. I saw it. ("it" is resumptive.) > > I saw this: The boy hit the ball. ("this" isn't resumptive.)


R A Brown <ray@...>