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1.3.1. Spatial adpositions
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This section provides a semantic classification of the spatial adpositions; we will confine our discussion mainly to PPs that are used as complementives. Section 1.3.1.1 starts by discussing the relevant notions for the classification and Sections 1.3.1.2 to 1.3.1.5 subsequently discuss the semantic classification of the spatial pre-, post- and circumpositions and the particles. Section 1.3.1.6, finally, discusses some alternative means of expressing spatial notions. Note that spatial prepositions are sometimes also used as modifiers of noun phrases containing a numeral as in tegen de duizend boeken'nearly a thousand books' and over de duizend boeken'more than a thousand books'. These cases will not be discussed here but in Section N5.1.4.4 subII.

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