Subject control verb

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If the subject of a verb controls the reference of the PRO subject of its infinitival complement, the verb is called a subject control verb.


promise in (i)a is a subject control verb (PRO must be coreferential with John), but the verb order in (i)b and force in (i)c are not (they are object control verbs).

(i) a  Johni promised mej [PROi/*j to go away]
    b  Johni ordered mej [PRO*i/j to go away]
    c  Johni forced mej [PRO*i/j to go away]


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