The sentences below contain a construction which is called Free Relatives. What conditions must be satisfied in order for the sentences to be grammatical?
a. Mary will eat whatever John cooks
b. My mother likes whatever I draw
c. *Hollie likes with whomever Bill goes out
d. *Bill hates about whomever George gossips.
Why are free relatives problematic for the theta criterion? Which clause of the Theta Criterion seems to be violated? Could you please help me?