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Raised object vs. Subordinate subject (I didn't want 'Kim' mistreating my cat)

(1) I didn't want Kim mistreating my cat. (2) I didn't want Kim to mistreat my cat. Semantically, Kim is not the object of want but the subject of the respective subordinate clauses mistreating my ...
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If *The Tories are set to win a majority* is a raising construction, is the same true of *The Tories are on course to win a majority*?

I was looking at the question Is "be set to" a subject-to-subject raising predicate? but can't comment there for lack of rep. It has been suggested in that thread that (1) The Tories are ...
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Is “be set to” a subject-to-subject raising predicate?

Consider the sentence "Conservative Party (is) Set to Win (a) Majority". Is it right that "set" in this case is a subject-to-subject raising? I don't think "set" has an agent theta role. However, all ...
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Is 'I want it back' a raising construction?

I want it back. Semantically, it is not the direct object of the verb want but syntactically it is. Then, is this a raising construction even though it doesn't have any subordinate clause?
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She made Jerry out to be famous. ['raising to object' construction?]

(1) She made Jerry out to be famous. In linguistics literature such as here, this sentence was used as an example of 'raising to object' where 'Jerry' raises to object of the matrix clause while ...
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Is 'raising' an outdated concept in modern linguistics?

Here's a paragraph from this EFL Magazine article "SUBJECT RAISING: DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW?" (2015): Not long ago, most linguists believed there really was a set of processes in our brains ...
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Can prepositions take raised objects in English?

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? ...
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How is it possible for a single sentence to have both a raising to subject verb and an object control verb?

Basically what it says in the title. How would a sentence with both be parsed?
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What is the difference between Equi and Raising predicates?

For an essay I am writing I have to discuss Control relations, such as clause constructions and control verbs of embedded clauses in sentences and I need to discuss in more detail lexically determined ...
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Can a control verb simultaneously be a raising verb?

For example, take believes, which is a raising to object verb. However, employing various selection tests, you can observe that believes selects an experiencer subject: #the cat believes to be out ...