The Portuguese usage of the preposition following verbs has been thoroughly studied by Francisco Fernandes in his Dictionàrio de verbos e regimes. However, the preposition required to supplement a noun or an adjective before a complementary infinitive has been virtually excluded from Portuguese dictionaries. It is the purpose of this thesis to present a study, together with examples, of this important phase of Portuguese syntax.
To obtain this information, thirty-one works of nineteen modern Portuguese and Brazilian authors were carefully examined, and the prepositional usage was recorded. The following general conclusions are based upon approximately 4,000 examples collected.
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Portuguese, Dictionary, Complimentary Infinitives, Prepositions, Portuguese Literature
Lunardini, Peter J.. "The Portuguese Complimentary Infinitive After Nouns and Adjectives." (1948). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/span_etds/69