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Verb frame alternations
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Verb frame alternations concern choices that the user of Afrikaans makes when formulating clauses insofar as certain verb frames allow for more than one way to realise the syntactic arguments. Alternations that involve the external subject allow for the demotion of the subject in the case of passive clauses, or a choice of an internal argument as subject in the place of an external argument during middle formation. Alternations between noun phrases and preposition phrases involve the choice of one of these two structural type for the same argument.

The description of alterations involving the external argument is done in the following sections:

The description of alternations involving noun phrases and preposition phrases is done in the following sections:

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