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Asier Alcazar (2006). DEFINING TRANSITIVITY AND INTRANSITIVITY.

URL: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/uhlcs/LENCA/LENCA-2/information/datei/english-abstract-7.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1411&langcode=nob (2019-03-24).

 

Example #1:

    (1)    Jon må være på kontoret
    Jon must be in office-DEF
    `Jon must be in his office'
Example #2:

    Jon          må                     være på kontoret
    Jon         must                     be in office-DEF
    `John must be in his office (John has an obligation to be in his office)'
Example #3:

    JonI         må             tI          være    på kontoret
    Jon         must                        be in   office-DEF
    `John must be in his office (it must   be the   case that John is in his office)
Example #4:

    a. Det skal bestandig være minst to voksne til stede.
    there shall always be at-least two adults at place
    `There should always be at least two adults present.'
Example #5:

    b. Nå bør det snart regne; gresset                     er så tørt.
    now should it         soon rain;      the grass is so dry
    `It ought to rain soon; the grass is so dry.'
Example #6:

    d. Umsækjandann verður að vanta peninga
    the-applicant-ACC must to lack money
    `The applicant must lack money
Example #7:

    (7)    Jon må spise grøten sin.
    Jon must eat porridgeDEF his
    `John must eat his porridge'
Example #8:

    (8) a. * Det Jon viste          seg, var å være inkompetent.
    it Jon showed self, was to be             incompetent
    (Int.: `What John turned out to be, was incompetent.')
Example #9:

    b. * Det Marit antas,                 er å være uærlig.
    it Marit suppose-PASS, is to be             dishonest
    (`What Marit is supposed to be, is dishonest.')
Example #10:

    c. Det Jon prøvde, var å være ærlig.
    it Jon tried,         was to be        honest
    `What John tried, was to be honest.'
Example #11:

    d. Det Marit håpet, var å få snakke med ham.
    it Marit hoped, was to get talk             to    him
    `What Marit hoped (for), was to get to talk to him.'
Example #12:

    e. Det Marit må, er å snakke med ham.
    it       Marit must is to talk           to     him
    `What Marit must (do), is to talk to him.'
Example #13:

    f. Det du            skal, er å    pusse tennene.
    it       you shall is to brush teeth-DEF
    `What you will (do), is to brush your teeth.'
Example #14:

    g. *Det en kvinne bør,                er å bli vår     neste statsminister.
    it     a woman should, is to be our              next prime minister.
    (Intended: `What should happen is that a woman becomes our next prime minis ter.
Example #15:

    h. *Det         apene       ikke må,         er å mates             av besøkende
    it the monkeys not must,              is to feed-PASSive by visitors
    (Intended: `What must not take place is that the monkeys are fed by visitors.')