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Geango as the missing verb following modals
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The missing verb following modals may be a motional verb such as geango.

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A light verb can be absent in case a motional interpretation is involved. This interpretation can be overtly expressed by the verb geango. In the examples below, the motional interpretation can not be overtly expressed by a bare infinitive but by a to-infinitive:

Example 1

a. Jouke hoecht net nei Grins ta
Jouke needs not to Grins to
Jouke does not need to go to Grins
b. Jouke hoecht net nei Grins ta te gean
Jouke needs not to Grins to to go
Jouke does not need to go to Grins
c. Jouke doarde net nei Grins ta
Jouke dared not to Grins to
Jouke did not dare to go to Grins
d. Jouke doarde net nei Grins ta te gean
Jouke dared not to Grins to to go
Jouke did not dare to go to Grins

The motional infinitive can remain unexpressed quite generally. Other types of light verb may show similar behaviour.

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