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Agreement
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The content noun does not determine agreement on the verb in a referential partitive construction.

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The following sentences illustrate that the content noun does not determine agreement on the verb, neither in the bare partitive construction nor in the prepositional partitive construction:

Example 1

a. *Wêr binne it blik flikken?
where are.PL the tin.SG chocolate.drops
Where is the tin of chocolate drops?
b. *It espeltsje bern laken
the group.SG children.PL laughed.PL
The group of children was laughing

These facts remain unchanged in case a preposition is present between the two nouns:

Example 2

a. *Wêr binne it blik mei flikken?
where are.PL the tin.SG with chocolate.drops
Where is the tin of chocolate drops?
b. *It espeltsje fan bern laken
the group.SG of children.PL laughed.PL
The group of children was laughing
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