Task 2: Verb-Second Constraint


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The subject/verb inversion or "verb-second constraint"

prescribes that the finite verb always occurs after the first constituent in a declarative main clause
is still used in Germanic languages (like Dutch and German)
is no longer used
implies that verb and subject are automatically inverted, when the first constituent is not the subject
prepared the way for inversion after sentence-initial adverbials, direct objects and subject complements

anderes Rezept!

Source: cf. Nevalainen 2006, 113-114