Parenthetical expressions

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  • Parentheticals cannot intervene between the finite verb and the subject.
Dh'fhàg Dàibhidh, tha mi cinnteach, an dè
leave.pst David be.pres 1sg sure yesterday
'David, I am sure, left yesterday.' (Adger 2000)
*Dh'fhàg, tha mi cinnteach, Dàibhidh an dè
leave.pst be.pres 1sg sure David yesterday (Adger 2000)