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However, we would like to argue that whether pro instantiates accusative or otherwise dative Case cannot mean a serious difference in the case of English since the pro configuration of verbs checking dative Case has disappeared through time in the language, in a parallel fashion to those checking accusative: see the ungrammaticality of (13) below, whose matrix verbs would subcategorise for dative DPs.
It must be pointed out that verbs of perception subcategorise for bare infinitives (on a par with some of the predicates illustrated in (10) above), whereas the main structures that we are concerned with in this paper take a to-infinitive.
Nevertheless, whether it is the to-infinitive or the zero-infinitive that is instantiated, or whether a verb subcategorises for accusative or dative, etc.