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comment What's the matter?
When you said, before your update, ‘what’s the matter’ is an idiom, I dropped down the issue. and I didn’t refer anything about your saying that ‘what’ is the subject in ‘What is a car?’ But now the issue being developed into ‘subject-auxiliary inversion,’ I’d like to ask one thing. “The matter is whether he has the right,” from this example, I can think Wh-movement in OP, which is linked from your link. That is, in “What is the matter?”, ‘what’ could be both subject as you say and the complement that is fronted, based on Wh-movement, I think. Can’t this possibility be accepted?
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comment I don't like [you to go there]
@Jim, I've found 'didn't like somebody to do' constructions from three places. Does it mean the construction is used not often but not rarely?
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comment meaning of bare infinitivals
@F.E. Thank you very much. The infinitives don’t decide their time position alone. On the contrary they’re subjected to be influenced by the catenative verbs. And the two organically make temporal interpretations, is what you’re trying to say. Isn’t it?