French SUD Guidelines
This page outlines various features specific to French.
In French, only three verbs are considered auxiliaries être, avoir and faire.
comp:aux relation can be used with one of the three sub-relations
@caus, depending on whether the auxiliary is expressing a tense, a passive or a causative construction. In French, the relation
comp:aux@tense is used with both verbs être and avoir and is the most common sub-relation. The relation
comp:aux@pass is only used with the verb être, while
comp:aux@caus is only used with the verb faire.
Example of an auxiliary expressing a tense
Example of a passive construction
Example of a causative construction
As shown in the page about the
comp:cleft relation, the cleft constructions are analysed with a
comp:cleft relation going from the head of the main sentence to the head of the complement.