verbs of perceptionThe above explanation holds for all the verbs of perception.
phrasal verbsOALD contains more than 57,000 words and phrases, including 12,700 phrasal verbs and idioms.
perceptual verbsBolinger does not mention it, but the opposite is also true: exclusively perceptual verbs refuse the to infinitive.
both verbsThe impact of both verbs together is overwhelming.
two verbsThe last two verbs to be looked at in the field of causality are thank and bid.
intransitive verbsInstead, Lok's language is full of clauses with inanimate subjects or intransitive verbs or both: "The bushes twitched again" , "Lok steadied by the tree" , "A stick arose upright" .
verbs and adjectivesIn addition to these nouns there are verbs, adverbs and adjectives in similar numbers.
different verbsHowever, this reduction of different verbs to the same primitive does have its disadvantages, as information may be lost (as in the case of’joke ’,’say ’ and’preach ’all being reduced to MTRANS ).
verbs followedThis, to our mind, does not explain anything, besides not being distinctive of verbs followed by bare infinitives (cf.
transitive verbsInstead, Lok's language is full of clauses with inanimate subjects or intransitive verbs or both: "The bushes twitched again" , "Lok steadied by the tree" , "A stick arose upright" .
verbs endingThe rule for verbs ending in the sound -er, such as offer, prefer, occur , is to double the r for the -ed and -ing endings if the accent is on the -er syllable, but not otherwise.
verbs havePassively, since active verbs have an unpleasant way of betraying the actor.
nouns and verbsQualifying adjectives and adverbs should be avoided and the use of unadorned nouns and verbs relied on.
psychological verbs(c)(25) We include under "psychological verbs" verbs of feeling (liked), thought (supposed), and perception (hear).
verbs likeThey extend (and over-extend) the words they can produce; they rely on deictic terms like that ; and they use general purpose verbs like do and go .
infinitive after verbsThe sort of problem we are addressing here — finding a semantic explanation for the distribution of the infinitive after verbs of perception in the passive — is treated in a diametrically opposite way by formal-grammar truth-semantics accounts such as that of Higgenbotham 1983.