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4.2.3. Absolute met-construction
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Since the absolute met-construction is extensively discussed in Section 2.5.1, this section will confine itself to noting that the predicative part of the absolute met-construction can be a spatial PP, a PP denoting the mental state of the noun phrase in the construction, or an als-phrase.

Example 71
a. Met Jan in het doel zullen we zeker winnen.
  with  Jan in the goal  will  we  certainly  win
  'With Jan in the goal, we will certainly win.'
b. Met Jan in zoʼn goede stemming wordt het feest zeker een succes.
  with  Jan in such a good mood  becomes  the party  certainly  a success
  'With Jan in such a good mood, the party will certainly become a success.'
c. Met Paul van Nevel als dirigent is het koor op zijn best.
  with  Paul van Nevel as director  is the choir  at its best
  'With Paul van Nevel as its director, the choir is at its best.'
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