Arbitrary PRO

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Arbitrary PRO refers to instance of PRO which is not controlled and has arbitrary reference.


In the sentence the PRO subject of to sit is not controlled and has the same arbitrary meaning as one in that one just sits there should be forbidden.

Just PRO to sit there should be forbidden.


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


Chomsky, Noam A. 1981. Lectures on Government and Binding. Dordrecht:Foris.