Element FORM: MENTAL PROCESS VERBS + CLAUSE
SuperCat NEGATION
SubCat negation
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can use the negative forms of mental process verbs ('I don't think', 'I don't believe') followed by a complement clause, where the negative form is in the mental process verb rather than the complement clause.
Corrected Learner Example But I don't think it'll help you. (Kazakhstan; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Kazakh; Pass)

I don't think I'll live here forever because I intend to move to Curitiba, a southern city of my country. (Brazil; B1 THRESHOLD; 2007; Portuguese; Pass)

I don't believe that the suitcase will be returned to me. (Czech Republic; B1 THRESHOLD; 2006; Czech; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments This is as opposed to 'I think it won't help' or 'I think I won't live here forever'? or 'I believe that the suitcase won't be returned to me'.

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