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Publication Date: 1975
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Polite Plurals and Predicate Agreement
Comrie, Bernard
Language, 51, 2, 406-418, Jun 75
Data from a number of language (Slavic, Romance, Modern Greek) concerning predicate agreement with the polite plural (semantically singular, but plural in surface structure) suggest that more verb-like predicates tend to agree with the surface subject, while more noun-like predicates tend to agree with the underlying subject. (Author/KM)
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