Complement Object Deletion 1974

  • Howard Lasnik
  • Robert Fiengo
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 16)


There can be little doubt that there exists a process in English which deletes objects in sentences such as (1). We will call such processes Object Deletion (OD).1


Subject Position Movement Rule Deletion Rule Adjective Phrase Epistemic Interpretation 
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  1. 9.
    Another possibility, that the complements are sentences with unfilled subjects, will be examined below. For additional arguments supporting the existence of VP complements, see Lees (1960), Emonds (1970), Newmeyer (1969), and Bresnan (1970).Google Scholar

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  • Howard Lasnik
  • Robert Fiengo

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