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Factive Constructions

Tamil does not use noun equivalents of English `fact' to make factive sentences of the sort `The fact that X = Y' etc. Instead, the quotative verb in its adjectival participle (AJP) form ( ngra) or as a verbal noun ngradu or as a participial noun ngravaru are used. The participial noun is marked for PNG and means `the person X' or `the person named/referred to/called X'.