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Bridge verbs and construction types defined by the placement of the tensed verb
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The bridge verb construction is a construction which is semantically clear-cut, at least intuitively: it involves ascribing an expression to a person by using an idiom specifying the manner of expression (saying, thinking, and so on). The semantic complement to the bridge idiom may be formally expressed as a V2 clause or as verb final clauses, and in questions as a V1 clause.

There are various constructions for the representation of complements of direct and indirect speech following bridge verbs. These constructions include: Verb-Final clauses, Verb-Second clauses and Verb-First clause.

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