David: Yes, a REFERENCE item is what I was thinking would do it.
Ruby: Thank you! I have tried another way of accomplishing what I was trying to do, and I'm getting closer, but maybe you can point me straight.
What I am trying to study are instances with a verb like πιστευω that takes either an accusative or dative direct object. (My other example is ακουω which takes either accusative or genitive direct object.)
I want to see how often and in what contexts which case is used.
What I finally figured out I could do is set things up in the Greek Construct and use the CLAUSE option and use my verb (using LEX) and then establish the COMPLEMENT and add NOUN and PRONOUN with the desired cases specified. Further tweaking, and I seem to get better results setting the Clause Depth to infinity, but choosing "limit depth to clause boundary." See attached graphic.
I'm still getting hits with the object as part of a prepositional phrase. (I was trying to weed those out before. Maybe I'm misunderstanding what a "complement" is?) E.g., I get 1Tim 1.16: πιστεύειν ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ when looking for πιστευω with a dative object.
Or, I'm not getting hits like Eph 1.15 or Phlm 5 (ἀκούων σου τὴν ἀγάπην) when searching for ακουω with an accusative object.
For this latter, I tried yet another approach going through the command line directly using: [PREDICATE] @ἀκούω <AND> [COMPLEMENT] @ ([NOUN accusative], [PRONOUN accusative])
That picks up all the verses I think I want, but a lot of other hits that do not apply.
Again, thanks for your guidance!
Edited by mgvh, 12 October 2019 - 11:25 PM.