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In English, some verbs are said to take raised objects as in:

I believe you to be seriously mistaken.

Here, the verb believe takes you as a raised object.

Can the same be said about prepositions?

In English, can a preposition take a raised object?

If so, please give me some examples.

  • I count on him to be seriously mistaken. – Adam Bittlingmayer Mar 5 '19 at 19:28
  • That's not a preposition governing Raising -- that's the verb count on, which requires a preposition for its direct object; it passes all the tests for Raising, e.g, He's counting on it to be a dark and stormy night. – jlawler Mar 5 '19 at 21:30
  • @jlawler Is there a preposition that 'governs' Raising? – JK2 Mar 6 '19 at 1:11
  • No. Raising is governed by certain verbs only. Details here. – jlawler Mar 6 '19 at 3:14
  • @jlawler How about this 'with'? With it being a dark and stormy night, I'll just stay home. – JK2 Mar 6 '19 at 3:53

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