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Selecting a to-infinitive
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The copula geango shares with wêzebe a semantic property, namely, that the subject is away from its customary position in case the copula selects a to-infinitival. So it seems as if there is a hidden adposition fuortaway or a hidden participle fuortgiengone away in the sentences featuring wêzebe (see selecting a to-infinitive). Both auxiliaries further share the property that the selected to-infinitive must be a verb of customary activity, and it may not be syntactically expanded. Subcategorised material can only be present if it is morphologically incorporated. An example is given below:

Example 1

Pake giet te mollefangen en te ielfiskjen
granddad goes to mole.catch and to eel.fish
Grandad goes catching moles and fishing for eel
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Verb Phrase (VP) predication involving to-infinitives is allowed with verbs of customary activity which are characteristically associated with a designated location away from home:

Example 2

Van der Zee giet in dei te fiskjen
Van der Zee goes a day to fish.GI
Van der Zee is going fishing for a day

Such examples may involve an adposition:

Example 3

Van der Zee giet in dei fuort te fiskjen
Van der Zee goes a day away to fish.GI
Van der Zee is going fishing for a day

The infinitival clause may not be expanded in syntax:

Example 4

*Van der Zee giet in dei op hjerring te fiskjen
Van der Zee goes a day on herring to fish.GI
Van der Zee is going fishing for herring for a day

The infinitival clause may only be expanded in morphology, that is, it allows of incorporation:

Example 5

Van der Zee giet in dei te hjerringfiskjen
Van der Zee goes a day to herring.fish.GI
Van der Zee is going fishing for herring for a day

Incorporating to-infinitival clauses may similarly be preceded by an adposition, see the example below:

Example 6

a. Omdat er hjoed [te hierknippen] giet
because he today to hair.cut goes
Because he is going to have his hair cut today
b. Omdat er hjoed fuort [te hierknippen] giet
because he today away to hair.cut goes
Because he is going to have his hair cut today

The to-infinitive may not denote an verb that is not a personal activity:

Example 7

*It giet te reinen
it goes to rain
It will rain

In such a case, a different idiom must be used, see selecting a bare infinitive. The following sentence is grammatical in case invoking God is a customary activity for which one has to go somewhere else:

Example 8

Giesto te God oanroppen?
stay.2SG to God out.call
Are you going to invoke God?
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