9. Multi-word predicates

A multi-word predicate is defined as a case where the predicate as a lexical unit is represented at the surface level of the sentence not only by a finite verb form but where the predicate additionally incorporates, besides the meaning of the finite verb form, the meaning of further words - infinitive verb, noun, adverb (see also the general definition of multi-word lexical units: Section 3, "T-lemmas of multi-word (complex) lexical units").

Multi-word predicates comprise:

On borderline cases of multi-word predicates see Section 9.4, "Borderline cases with multi-word predicates".