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Complement clauses are dependent clauses which function as the argument of a predicate. Semantically, the complement clause completes the meaning of the matrix verb. In languages like English, a distinction is made between two types of complement clause constructions, the equi-subject, and non-equi-subject. This chapter describes complement-taking verbs which only allow for a shared matrix subject/agent. It also describes complement-taking verbs which only allow for a shared matrix patient. The chapter discusses various subgroupings based on semantic characteristics. Tshangla complement clauses were defined in the chapter as sharing at least one of their arguments with the matrix clause. So far in the chapter, the discussion has revolved around a single argument that may be shared by the matrix and complement clause.

Keywords: complement clauses; matrix verb; Tshangla complement clauses



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