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Semantics of Complement Clause as Direct Object of Verb (Part 6 of 7)

7 minute Read Subject of Non-finite Clause licensed by Main Verbs a) When subject of main verb also controls the non-finite clause as its subject the main verb is called Subject Control verb where subject is semantic for both main clause and non-finite complement clause. She hopes to reach before time. = She hopes that she would reach before time. She expected to be invited. = She expected that she would be invited. {Non-finite clause is passive} Causal agentive verbs: afford, aim, arrange, attempt, begin, manage, try, undertake, start, stop Cognitive Causative verb for future prospective action: agree, bother, care, choose, decide, decline, demand, desire, determine, dread, hesitate, hope, intend, mean, offer, opt, promise, plan, pledge, resolve, swear, vow, want, would prefer, refuse, remember, threaten, want Cognitive Causative verb for activity: avoid, consider, decide, discuss, ponder, think Experience Verb: enjoy, like, long Stative Mental verb: love, hate, prefer, miss, tend Reporting verb for past action: admit, deny, regret, forget Contrafactive Verb: pretend Non-factive reporting verb: claim Verb for resultative prospective action: fail, remember, forget Cognitive verb about future prospective action or activity: anticipate, hope Telic verbs: complete, finish Atelic verbs: begin, continue Note:

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