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Selecting a present participle
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Bliuwestay can select the present participle itendeeating in an idiomatic expression.

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Bliuwestay can select the present participle itendeeating in an idiomatic expression. The participle cannot be syntactically expanded, and the copula verb almost always takes the form of an infinitive:

Example 1

a. En noch koene se skraechwurk itende bliuwe
and DcP could they hardly eating stay
And even then they could hardly get enough to eat
b. *En noch koene se skraechwurk gehaktballen itende bliuwe
and DcP could they hardly meatballs eating stay
And even then they could hardly get enough meatballs to eat
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