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1.1.2.3. Supplementive use
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The supplementive is not a complement of the verb, but an adjunct. It can be predicated of either the subject or the object of the clause, and denotes a property that applies “simultaneously” with the event denoted by the clause. The supplementive use of adpositional phrases seems less common than that of APs. In (47), we give three examples. In (47a) the property denoted by the nominal complement of als is attributed to the subject of the clause: Brüggen is much beloved in his capacity of director (not necessarily in his capacity of flutist). In (47b), this property is attributed to the object (assuming, at least, that the speaker is not a director himself): the speaker admires Brüggen very much in the latterʼs capacity of director (not necessarily in his capacity of flutist). Example (47c) is ambiguous between two readings: the director Leonhardt may feel admiration for (the flutist) Brüggen, or (the harpsichordist) Leonhardt may feel admiration for the director Brüggen. Since the supplementive will not play an important role in this section, we postpone further discussion to Section 4.2.2.

Example 47
a. Als dirigent is Frans Brüggen erg geliefd.
  as director  is Frans Brüggen  very beloved
  'As a director Frans Brüggen is very beloved.'
b. Als dirigent bewonder ik Frans Brüggen erg.
  as director  admire  Frans Brüggen  very
  'I admire Frans Brüggen very much as a director.'
c. Als dirigent bewondert Gustav Leonhardt Frans Brüggen erg.
  as director  admires  Gustav Leonhardt  Frans Brüggen  very
  'Gustav Leonhardt admires Frans Brüggen very much as a director.'
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