structures and their diachronic change across languages, linguists relate the synchrony and diachrony of infinitival systems in different languages to each other based on empirical data, and show the extent to which they can account for infinitival systems of modern languages by examining changes in earlier language periods.
Other features are co-occurrence with another modal verb, as in (3), and the use of non-finite
forms, as in (4).
Initially, Spanish monolingual children reportedly over-rely on first and second person conjugations, a feature which has been interpreted as evidence of a Root Infinitive stage (which in Germanic languages such as English is described in terms of non-finite
verb forms; Pratt & Grinstead, 2007; Grinstead, 1994; and Torrens, 1995).
The patterns that occur are the non-finite
clause (for appoint, declare, pronounce 2) and the formula I hereby + Present Simple Tense V (for appoint, declare, excommunicate and pronounce).
With respect to syntactic structure of legal English, these characteristics are often attributed to a conspicuously high incidence of non-finite
clauses in this register (Crystal and Davy 1969: 205; Tiersma 1999: 26; Sanchez Febrero 2003: 21).
In sections on phonology, morphology, and syntax they consider such topics as the Avestan alphabet, the transmission, historical phonology, anaptyctic vowels, consonants, nominal inflection, case endings of the dual and plural, the adjective, prepositions and preverbs, present tense, aorist stems, personal endings, non-finite
and nominal forms, case syntax, and negation.
Besides such target text nouns used as translation solutions for certain English non-finite
verb forms, the Romanian texts in my corpus also contain instances of modifying nouns whose role is to render the meaning of some original finite clauses: e.
Salah bin Ali Abdul-Rahman said that the non-finite
, genuine wealth of the Kingdom of Bahrain is its citizens.
The results of the subject and non-finite
object questions can be visualized in the following graph:
The term deletion refers back to Chomsky (198i), where S-deletion was used for those embedded clauses which do not contain an initial that, such as embedded non-finite
clauses in ECM constructions.
For me the man is in a position lying between the non-finite
universe and the non-finite
smallest particle, said Masciarelli who in his works symbolises worlds with circles, every circle for him is a world and those small circles can combine together to represent the non-finite
Sentence grammar defines -ing supplementive clauses as a type of non-finite
constructions functioning as circumstance adjuncts or adverbials (Biber et al.