#35232
Vera Duncanson
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    @vera-t

    Hi Anastasios,

    Would it be possible to perform the same search as in Timmis (2015), from the Recommended reading section, but using Sketch Engine, to notice the difference between convince and persuade in terms of their grammatical patterns to answer the question: Which verb is used more often in the pattern Verb-Object-Infinitive?

    I’ve tried using the lemma convince/persuade and Filter context – part of speech – verb – within 3 tokens – right. This does not however search for infinitives only. Is it possible to search for a specific pattern or do I have to sift through all the patterns myself? I remember  that “Sort right context” will make patterns more obvious but is it the only way or is it possible to search for a specific pattern, like in the example above?

    Thanks,

    Vera