(1) To make my job easier, I marked only finite subordinate clauses, not infinitive clauses or nominalizations of various sorts, and not main clauses strung together by coordinators like ├ö├ç├┐and├ö├ç├û and ├ö├ç├┐but├ö├ç├û.(2) Among other particular features of Albanian and other Balkan languages are a postpositive definite article and the absence of a verbal infinitive .(3) Thus, it is possible that these words are learned in their infinitive form, and this form is applied to every form of the verb, even if the inflection requires the use of a different grapheme.(4) ├ö├ç├┐To ignore├ö├ç├û: the infinitive verbal root of the word, ├ö├ç├┐ignorance├ö├ç├û, is, obviously, a greater defect of the human mind than the basest stupidity.(5) In such instances, finite and infinitive clauses are commonly postposed and anticipatory it takes their place in subject position: ├ö├ç├┐It is obvious that nobody understands me├ö├ç├û; ├ö├ç├┐It was a serious mistake to accuse them of negligence.├ö├ç├û(6) Still a third example involves the semantics of perceptual reports with naked infinitive complements, as in ├ö├ç├┐John saw Mary cry├ö├ç├û, which is analyzed as ├ö├ç├┐John saw an event which was a crying by Mary├ö├ç├û.(7) And the use of the infinitive for coming events is so common we hardly blink.(8) But the classicists decided we needed to have a rule, so we have one: it is wrong to split the infinitive .(9) Note that ├ö├ç├┐to spy├ö├ç├û is always an irregular verb, only the third person form resembles the infinitive .(10) The figures used in Tables 4, 6 and 7, where I aim to follow Foster as closely as my textbase allows, therefore include infinitive uses.(11) Also, he's not above splitting an infinitive , but what can you do?(12) Deleuze's ├ö├ç├┐pure event├ö├ç├û subsists in language as infinitive verbs, to die, to diet, etc. and is actualised by a ├ö├ç├┐conceptual personae├ö├ç├û as a ├ö├ç├┐concept├ö├ç├û.(13) The verb of the infinitive (in this case go) is usually preceded by the word to.(14) We typically identify powers with a certain standard locution, employing the infinitives of verbs along with verb phrases.(15) Thus, if a language has long-distance reflexivization with indicatives, then it will necessarily have it with (if relevant) subjunctives, infinitives , small clauses, and NPs.(16) In this solution, the interaction of negation, scalar direction and infinitival control doesn't work out right, but it's hard to calculate these things, and so the result passes muster.
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