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Postpositions with simple complements
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Postpositions do not take complements that are clauses or Noun Phrase (NP) (no complements to postpositions of the category clause or NP), unless the postposition allows NPs denoting a direction (postposition with NP complement). Complements to postpositions are either prepositional phrases (postposition + complement that is PP)) or postposition phrases (postposition with postpositional complement). The following example involves a complement to a postposition which is a prepositional phrase, which has been bracketed in the example below:

Example 1

[Ûnder it hûs] troch
beneath the house through
Beneath and past the house

Postpositions generally denote a path. Most postpositions are homophonous to prepositions (list of postpositions.

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More details about postpositions with simple complements can be found by following the corresponding links:

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