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It has been that long-distance scrambled element in Japanese is subject to so-called “radical reconstruction” all the way to its original position (Saito 1989, 1992). The same seems to be in Korean. I will argue that this condition can be relaxed when we get the convergence; either reconstructed only unto the intermediate position or stays in the surface position. I will demonstrate this argument based upon the data that exhibit NPI intervention effect (in which NPI blocks all covert operations (raising and lowering) and scope-trapping example in which only in the intermediate position the relevant binding conditions can be satisfied. The evidence that I have found has the implication that the application of scrambling affects the LF representation, which rebuts the widely-held view that long-distance scrambling is semantically vacuous movement.