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Modal infinitives are rarely converted to nouns.

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Modal infinitives are rarely converted to nouns. However, it seems that they can in principle enter into constructions of noun ellipsis, although it rarely happens and sounds very stilted:

Example 1

?Hy hie it te lêzen-e net bestudearre
he had the to read.NE not studied
He had not studied the material he had to read

To the extent that such examples are possible at all, they must be definite.

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