While his proposal would work for (2), it would evidently fail for (1), where case assignment for the karman of the main verb
differs from that of the gerund.
This is unambiguous because the participle [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is masculine,(10) and therefore the subject of both main verbs
([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) is masculine, i.e.
verb phrase--a main verb
preceded by one or more helping verbs
Its scope had been restricted to the main verb
, which it supported in marking its verbal categories of person/number and tense.
Other multiverb constructions may be analyzed as serial verb constructions, or adverbial constructions since the locational verbs in particular appear to have lost some of their main verb
properties when used in conjunction with the dispositional or topological verbs.
In Estonian, the syntactically dependent modal auxiliaries are those elements which are used together with a main verb
in the infinitive form (Ratsep 1972 : 27) and which do not impose any constraints on the argument that controls the dependent infinitive.
Left is impossible if the main verb
[The subject is receiving the dusting; was is the helping verb.] Helping verbs always come before the main verb
in the sentence, though they may sometimes be separated by other words, as in the question "Did the baker dust the cookie dough with powdered sugar?" Here the verb phrase did dust is split by the subject the baker.
I would argue that intervening material is a matter of convention and that speakers develop ways of overcoming the time they have to wait for the main verb
by anticipating what is likely to be said.
Nevertheless, despite the flexibility and variation of the collective noun with respect to verb number, this study demonstrates that the influence of the oblique noun, in particular of its morphology, is one of the determining factors of the plural number of the main verb
We come to know why the learners insert be in front of the main verb
, and why they violate subject-verb agreement rule in the tense under discussion.