If the subject of a verb controls the reference of the PRO subject of its infinitival complement, the verb is called a subject control verb.
promise in (i)a is a subject control verb (PRO must be coreferential with John), but the verb order in (i)b and force in (i)c are not (they are object control verbs).
(i) a Johni promised mej [PROi/*j to go away]
b Johni ordered mej [PRO*i/j to go away]
c Johni forced mej [PRO*i/j to go away]
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