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Other verbs following modals
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The missing verb following modals may marginally be a light verb such as dwaando or kommecome, which is a motional verb like geango.

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The verb kommekomme may remain absent in idiomatic expressions, for some speakers:

Example 1

a. ?Se wolle net altyd oan 'e krapperein
they want not always to the short.end
They do not always want to get too little
b. Se wolle net altyd oan 'e krapperein komme
they want not always to the short.end come
They do not always want to get too little
c. ?Sa wol men net oan jins ein
so wants one not to one's end
One does not want to come to one's end like that
d. Sa wol men net oan jins ein komme
so wants one not to one's end come
One does not want to come to one's end like that

The verb can not remain absent in non-idiomatic examples, as indicated below:

Example 2

a. *Soe er op tiid?
should he on time
Will he be on time?
b. Soe er op tiid komme?
should he on time come
Will he be on time?

The same remarks apply to the verb dwaando. It seems to be chiefly absent in certain idiomatic examples, as indicated below:

Example 3

a. Wêrom moatte jim ek altyd sa healwiis?
why must you DcP altyd so foolish
Why must you always behave so foolishly
b. Wêrom moatte jim ek altyd sa healwiis dwaan?
why must you DcP altyd so foolish do
Why must you always behave so foolishly

The verb wêzebe may also remain absent, as indicated below:

Example 4

a. Ik sjoch der tsjinoan om de hiele dei binnendoar
I see R against.to for the whole day indoar
I do not look forward to being inside all day
b. Ik sjoch der tsjinoan om de hiele dei binnendoar te wêzen
I see R against.to for the whole day inside to be
I do not look forward to being inside all day

The verb nimmetake may also remain absent:

Example 5

a. It is net nedich om in skûlk mei
it is not necessary for a dishcloth with
It is not necessary to take a dishcloth
b. It is net nedich om in skûlk mei te nimmen
it is not necessary for a dishcloth with to take
It is not necessary to take a dishcloth
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