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Transitive Sentential Subject: Ts0Vnx1
- The verbs that select this tree family all take sentential
subjects, and are often referred to as `psych' verbs, since they all refer to
some psychological state of mind. The sentential subject can be indicative
(complementizer required) or infinitive (complementizer optional).
100 verbs that select this tree family.
- delight, impress, surprise
that the tea had rosehips in it delighted Christy .
to even attempt a marathon impressed Dania .
For Jim to have walked the dogs surprised Beth .
- Declarative tree:
- See Figure 6.14.
Declarative Sentential Subject Tree: s0Vnx1
- Other available trees:
- wh-moved subject, wh-moved object,
subject relative clause with and without comp,
adjunct (gap-less) relative clause with comp/with PP pied-piping.