Denoting or relating to the process by which only certain words or structures can occur naturally, normally, or correctly in the context of other words: ‘ her ideas ate breakfast’ violates a selectional restriction
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- In both French and English, there is a loosening of selectional restrictions between a verb and its subject, which we observed in the case of English be able to.
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- It should be emphasized that not all synonymous changes may be selectionally inert.
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