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What happens to the subject when an intransitive verb is causativized?
subject --> direct object (almost always)
What is the 1st option when a transitive verb is causativized?
- former direct object --> direct object
- former subject --> dative object
What is the 2nd option when a transitive verb is causativized?
- less common
- former subject --> primary direct object
- former direct object --> second object
promotes direct object into subject in prototypical case
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