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

5 minute Read Alternate Sentence Construction with Raising and Control Subject Control > Object Raising The forest rangers had expected to catch the leopard. > The forest rangers had expected the leopard to be caught. {In case of Passive Infinitive, it is not clear ‘the leopard to be caught by whom?’} Subject Control > Object Control As usual I am expected to take initiative. > As usual everyone expects me to take initiative. The mayor has been invited by the organisers to flag off the marathon. = The organisers have invited the mayor to flag off the marathon. Object Control > Subject Control The fire servicemen enabled the baby elephant to climb out of the ditch. > The baby elephant was enabled by the fire servicemen to climb out of the ditch. Subject Raising > Object Raising Thursday is believed to be an inauspicious day for property deals. > People believe Thursday to be an.... Object Raising > Subject Raising They consider her to be a connoisseur of art. > She is considered to be a connoisseur of art. Object Raising > Object Raising She wanted the management to select me as Vice President. > She wanted me to be selected as Vice President. Object Raising: The protocol requires the security guard to check identity before letting anyone in. Subject Raising with Finite Clause as passive: The security guard is required to check identity before letting anyone in. Subject Raising with double passives: Identity is required to be checked before letting anyone in. Identifying seemingly confusing cases which are not non-finite complement clause of Verb

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