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Although adjectives may take sentential complements, attributively used adjectives may not, regardless of whether the sentential complement is extraposed or not.

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Although adjectives may take sentential complements, attributively used adjectives may not, regardless of whether the sentential complement is extraposed or not, as shown below:

Example 1

a. De hurdrider wie der hjit op [dat er meidwaan mocht]
the skater was R keen on that he participate might
The skater was keen on it that he might participate
b. *De [der op [dat er meidwaan mocht] hjitte]] hurdrider
the R on that he participate might keen skater
The skater was keen on it that he might participate
c. *De [der op hjitte] hurdrider [dat er meidwaan mocht]
the R on keen skater that he participate might
The skater was keen on it that he might participate
d. ?De [dêr op hjitte] hurdrider
the R on keen skater
The skater that was keen on it
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