On Sentential Complements of Object, with Evidence from the Old Bailey Corpus
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Chapter 6 examined variation and change affecting the sentential complements of the adjective accustomed, and the complements in question were to infinitives and to -ing complements. This chapter examines the fairly recent history of a verb that is of interest from a similar point of view. The verb in question is object. This section sets the scene by drawing attention to the grammar of these types of complement. The discussion here is parallel to that at the beginning of Chapter 6, but it deserves to be pointed out that the distinction between the two types of sentential complement can be established not only with adjectival heads but also with verbal heads.
KeywordsSearch String Lower Predicate Active Sentence Nominal Clause Overt Subject
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