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Unformatted text preview: B) Roberti knew [CP that it was necessary [CP PROi to behave himselfi]]. Sentence B also provides evidence for the existence of PRO. Both knew and to behave need to assign a theta role to Robert, but each argument can only be assigned one and only one theta role. Therefore, to behave needs to assign its theta role to something other than Robert. It appears to assign the theta role to PRO, hence providing evidence for the actual existence of PRO. Carnie pp. 421 English predicates I have sorted the given predicates into the following categories: Subject-to-subject raising (SSR) is likely is believed Seems Subject-to-object raising (SOR) Want Advice Imagine Subject Control (SC) Is eager Is ready Consent Intended Promise...
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