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Riddle, Elizabeth. 1975. Some pragmatic conditions on complementizer choice. Papers from the Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society 11 : 467–474.
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The choice between infinitival complements and 'that'- complements is explained in terms of the closeness or relationship between the speaker and the predication of the complement. That relationship is revealed through the parameters of control, subjectivity, attitude and authority.