chapter  18
Verbs: valency
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Some verbs have other types of construction, for example with a subject and a phrase with a particular preposition (a ‘prepositional object’), like warten:

Ich habe lange auf dich gewartet I waited a long time for you

Apart from the subject, which all but a few verbs must have and which is dealt with in 18.2, there are four main types of complement in German, and these are shown in Table 18.1. A few less common ones are explained separately. Further detail on all the complements is given in sections 18.3-18.8.