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constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality

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As regards intransitive uses, the conative construction seems to hold systematic diathetic alternations with the locative construction.
On the other hand, actor-oriented intensifiers can function as reflexive markers in contexts in which the main verb has undergone some operation of diathetic change--typically, they are used in combination with a middle marker as expressions of reflexivity (of.
In combination with predicates that are not typically self-directed -sja often indicates diathetic operations that are not directly related to reflexivity.
In order to develop effective interventions for this population, it is important to understand what diathetic factors contribute to the development of sex offending behavior in persons with ID.
One can regard the opposition between GM- and SM-resultative clauses as a diathetic one.