- Andrew managed to open the door.
Implicative Verb: Andrew tried to open the door.
- Dennis forgot to lock the door.
Implicative Verb: Dennis ought to have locked, or intended to lock, the door.
Some further implicative predicates:
- X happened to V
Implicative Verb: X didn’t plan or intend to V
- X avoided V’ing
Implicative Verb: X was expected to, or usually did, or ought to V, etc