5. Dependent verbal clauses

The basic types of connecting verbal and non-verbal clauses by means of dependency and non-dependency relations are discussed in Section 4.3, "Connecting verbal and non-verbal clauses". The present section discusses the annotation of cases in which two verbal clauses are connected in a dependency relation (in a complex sentence).

In a complex sentence, the following are distinguished:

The effective root node of a dependent clause depends on the effective root node of the modified modification. If the dependent clause modifies the content of the whole governing clause, its effective root node depends on the effective root node of the governing clause.

Types of dependent verbal clauses. There are three types of dependent verbal clauses:

The following sections describe some rules for the annotation of dependent verbal clauses: