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Combinatorial properties of prepositions
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The prepositional complement may be realised as the following syntactic categories: Noun Phrase(NP), prepositional phrase, postpositional phrase and Clause.

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The prepositional complement may be realised as an NP, as in the examples below:

Example 1

a. Yn 'e tún
in the garden
In the garden
b. Nei de kofje
after the coffee
After the coffee

It may be realised as a PP:

Example 2

a. Dat presintsje is foar yn 'e tún
that present is for in the garden
That present is intended for in the garden
b. Oant nei de kofje
after after the coffee
Until after the coffee

It may be realised as a postpositional phrase, bracketed in the examples below:

Example 3

a. Dy fyts is foar [by de berch op]
that bike is for at the mountain up
That bike is for going up the mountain
b. Oant [om 1920 hinne]
until around 1920 around
Until around 1920

It may be realised as a clause, bracketed in the examples below:

Example 4

a. Hy krimmenearde oer [dat it libben sa djoer wie]
he complained about that the life so expensive was
He complained about life being so expensive
b. Ik hie myn nocht fan [dat it alle dagen reinde]
I had my end.of.fun of that it all days rained
I had enough of it raining every day

Prepositions have wider combinatorial properties than postpositions and particles.

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