Papiamentu restricts serial verb constructions to the following:
(a) directional (see Feature 84 "'Come' and 'go' serial verb constructions");
(b) resultative, where V2 describes the result of the (typically violent) event of V1, e.g. El a dal e muskita mata [3SG PFV hit DEF mosquito kill] 'He killed the mosquito (by hitting it)'; (Muller 1989: 69), E bentana a dal sera [DEF window PFV hit close] 'The window slammed shut'; (Muller 1989: 365);
(c) purposive, where V2 denotes the purpose of the event of V1, e.g. Mi a hibé drecha [1SG PFV carry-3SG repair] 'I took it (to have it) repaired'; (Kouwenberg & Murray 1994: 48);
(d) paratactic, where V1 and V2 are freely chosen and describe events which either coincide or are consecutive, e.g. El a kore drenta mi kamber [3SG PFV run enter 1SG room] 'He ran into my room'; Muller 1989: 362), Nos a kana buska e kachó tur kaminda [1PL PFV walk search DEF dog every place] 'We walked around searching everywhere for the dog' (Muller 1989: 362).