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7.2. The partitive genitive construction and its constituents

This section considers the partitive genitive construction in more detail. Section 7.2.1 will start with a discussion of some characteristics of the construction as a whole; it will turn out that the partitive genitive construction can be used in more or lesss the same environments as the nominal part of the construction, which suggests that it is this part that acts as the syntactic head of the construction; cf. the omission test. After this, Sections 7.2.2 and 7.2.3 will go more deeply into the characterization and syntactic behavior of the nominal and the adjectival part of this construction, respectively.

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