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Certain verbs of causation are able to provide the outer structure for an intransitive complementive predication.

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Hoe sa AP kommehow so AP come, this rhetorical idiom is severely restricted in its constructional possibilities: both hoehow and saso seem to belong to the idiom. The question generally describes a situation which the speaker has a negative judgment about, as is illustrated below:

Example 1

a. Hoe komsto sa wiet / gemeen?
how come.2SG so wet mean
How did you get so wet / mean?
b. Hoe komt de badkeamer sa wiet?
how does the bathroom so wet
How did the bathroom get so wet?
c. *Ik kom sa wiet troch de rein
I come so wet through the rain
I became so wet through the rain

Without hoehow and saso, the verb kommecome can freely be used as a verb of causation, as below, except that it preferably has the topic pronoun datthat as its subject:

Example 2

a. (Dat komt) troch de rein
that somes through the rain
The rain has caused this
b. De badkeamer komt sa wiet troch in lekkaazje
the bathroom comes so wet through a leak
The bathroom became so wet because there was a leak
c. Dat komt troch in lekkaazje
that comes through a leak
It was caused by a leak
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