There is a dilemma in current studies of right node raising (RNR): the main approaches to the construction make fundamentally contradictory predictions that account for overlapping sets of data. In this squib, I argue that no single current analysis can account for the range of data, and I argue against the possibility that the analyses work in concert to account for the data. That is, given that each current analysis accounts for some but not all of the documented data, there are two logical possibilities: either none of the analyses are correct, or more than one analysis is correct, each in its limited purview, and duties are shared such that all the data are accounted for. I argue for the former conclusion.

Under the second option just mentioned, RNR is derived either by means of one particular operation or by means of a different...

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