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2.5. Special verbs
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Section 2.1 has provided a classification of the main verb types on the basis of the number and type of nominal arguments they take; cf. Table 1. Section 2.2 has discussed how these verbs behave when they are supplemented with a complementive, and Section 2.3 has discussed verbs taking a PP-complement. Together these sections provide a basic syntactic classification of main verbs. This section conclude the discussion of argument structure by considering two more special verb types that do not in all respects readily fit into this classification. Section 2.5.1 discusses so-called psychological verbs and Section 2.5.2 inherently reflexive verbs.

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