small clause

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English[edit]

Examples
  • Robert painted the house blue.
  • We consider Mary intelligent.
  • Abby saw Patrick eat the cake.
  • Eating too much cake makes me sick.

Noun[edit]

small clause ‎(plural small clauses)

  1. (grammar) A minimal predicate structure that possesses arguments and predicates but no tense: small clauses usually occur within the context of full clauses and may act as the direct object of the verb.

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References[edit]

  • 1981, Chomsky, Noam, Lectures on Government and Binding, Dordrecht: Foris, ISBN 90-70176-28-9:

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