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I've come across a comment in “it seems” vs. “it seems that” and I am uncertain as to what type of word allows raising.

It's not necessary (though it's almost always possible) for any complement clause (no matter what it expresses), except when the complement clause comes at the beginning of the sentence. (BTW, the clause "The word that is not necessary to be there" is ungrammatical, since necessary does not allow A-Raising.) – John Lawler Jul 27 '14 at 17:58

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    Do you mean A-raising? – Barmar Jun 21 '18 at 0:46
  • @JohnLawler has a paper on his website: www-personal.umich.edu/~jlawler/cliffs-equi-raising.pdf – Barmar Jun 21 '18 at 0:49
  • Raising of the subject occurs in, say, My mom is likely [ _ to come], where My mom is the subject of likely as well as of embedded come. You can't do that with necessary: * My mom is necessary [ _ to come]. Raising needs to be diagnosed with a battery of syntactic tests. – Richard Z Dec 11 '18 at 21:56

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