cadere

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The verb cadere, like other unaccusatives, in compound tenses selects the auxiliary BE, and in the impersonal of reflexives the past participle is in the plural (masculine or feminine, depending on the understood unexpressed argument, signalled by the reflexive morpheme si.)

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(449)
Anna è caduta.
Anna
Anne
è
be.PRS.3SG
cadut-a
fall.PP-F.SG
‘Anne fell.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FALL Coding set Argument type
1 fallee V.subj S

Alternations

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R y
(450)
‘Old people often fall down.’
(639)
‘One has/We/You/They (indef.) fell to the ground.’
U
R n
(774)
‘Mark let the spoon fall.’
(775)
‘Mark let it fall.’
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