July 19, 2013

Unaccusativity in English

In addition to the WP article Unaccusative verb about the underlying principle of patientive ambitransitivity (reflexive PATRR) versus patientive ambi-intransitivity (PAITR) markers in some languages, a further question arises from this post is whether the choice is important: GrammarGirl/posts

Modern English prescriptivists seem however not in the opinion of validating the tests of unaccusativity:

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