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Adults and children rapidly capitalize upon relationships between agents and actions to generate expectancies for upcoming language, yet relatively little is understood how this knowledge is acquired and initially used. We explore this question in children (aged 3-10) and adults by measuring the degree to which sentences depicting recently learned connections between agent, actions and objects lead to anticipatory eye-movements to the objects. Participants first heard stories accompanied byfatcat:szeulgre5bardcuguihrrjnxce