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Complementive constructions
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In a complementive construction, the presence of the predicate is required by the larger structure in which it occurs. The larger structure generally involves a verb. The verb involved in the predication relation may be transitive or intransitive:

Intransitive:

Example 1

It berntsje is dweiltrochwiet
the child is mop.through.wet
The child is soaked

Transitive:

Example 2

Do hast de bân lek
you have.2SG the tire flat
You've got a flat tire
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