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NP Small Clause with Sentential Complement: Tnx0N1s1
- This tree family is selected by the small group of nouns
that take sentential complements by themselves (see section 8.8). The
sentential complements can be indicative or infinitive, depending on the noun.
Small clauses in general are explained in much greater detail in the
section 9.3. This section is presented here for
completeness. 141 nouns select this family.
- admission, claim, vow
The affidavits are admissions that they killed the sheep .
there is always the claim that they were insane .
this is his vow to fight the charges .
- Declarative tree:
- See Figure 6.25.
Declarative NP with Sentential Complement Small Clause Tree: nx0N1s1
- Other available trees:
- wh-moved subject, wh-moved object, relative
clause on subject with and without comp, imperative, NP gerund,
adjunct (gap-less) relative clause with comp/with PP pied-piping.