Old Romanian displays gerund clauses in root and adjunct configurations. Root clauses are derived by mapping a null Assertion Operator that types the clause as declarative and allows for optional V-to-T (non-productive) or V-to-Fin (productive). Modern Romanian lost the Assertion Operator together with the root gerund. Adjunct gerunds remained productive because their operators are of the wh-type related to clause internal positions. The exclusive verbal nature of the gerund makes it incompatible with argument positions (that is, it is not a clausal complement).
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