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In a comment, John Lawler wrote: In (2) and (4), the doctor functions as the indirect object of the matrix verb, and also as the subject of the infinitive; persuade and tell are B-Equi predicates. In (1), (3), and (5), however, the doctor does not originate in the matrix clause; rather, in (1) and (3) it's a B-Raised subject of the infinitive; want ...


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