One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of two elements or units) having the same reference.
- ‘The annotation of coreferential chains in a text is a difficult task, which requires a lot of concentration.’
- ‘You also note that all examples of this construction have the coreferential pronoun in subject position; i.e. exactly where it would be if this were an infinitive complement instead of a that complement.’
- ‘This has the consequence that where a coreferential or bound zero anaphor may occur, the use of an overt pronoun will tend to be taken to solicit disjoint reference.’
- ‘The participle receives its case from the noun which it modifies, which must (as you point out) be coreferential with its subject.’
- ‘Here the coreferential argument is explicitly marked as patientive in the matrix clause.’
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