Pick <i>some but not all</i> alternatives!

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Epistemic indefinites (EIs) have been shown to trigger different free choice effects, depending on the extent of variation imposed on the domain of quantification, which can be <i>partial</i> (<i>some but not all</i> potentially relevant alternatives qualify as possible values for the indefinite) or <i>total</i> (<i>all</i> relevant alternatives qualify as possible values). I provide further evidence in favor of this distinction by focusing on the Romanian EI <i>vreun</i>, typically restricted to epistemic contexts. I introduce new data showing <i>vreun</i> can occur in certain kinds of imperatives. To capture the observed pattern, I make use of the independently established fact (following Aloni 2007) that imperatives can give rise to weak free choice inferences (akin to partial variation). This enables a uniform characterization of the contexts of occurrence of <i>vreun</i> as contexts that satisfy the partial variation requirement imposed by <i>vreun</i>.


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