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Arguments of gerunds
« on: September 06, 2011, 02:06:45 am »
This has been in my mind for a while...

Quote from: Horen leNa'vi
Gerunds...may not take subjects or direct objects

...but what about the genitive case?  Indirect objects such as the dative, topical, and adpositions?

If anything, it's starting to look like the genitive is the most likely suffix to be safely applied to a gerund.

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Re: Arguments of gerunds
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 05:04:50 am »
The gerund itself is perfectly able to be declined for case, but "X's Y-ing" or "Y-ing of X" wanders into core argument territory. Adverbs are apparently allowed, though.

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Re: Arguments of gerunds
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 09:28:45 am »
That's interesting, but here is different opinion (see here). Probably Pawl should judge this.
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Re: Arguments of gerunds
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 11:03:30 am »
That's interesting, but here is different opinion (see here). Probably Pawl should judge this.
A canonical quote from Dr. Frommer certainly carries far more weight than my uneducated opinion. I'll retract the statement you linked to.
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Re: Arguments of gerunds
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 01:35:09 pm »
Ok, I saw that. It's good to see that it's possible to use gerund with some modifier
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