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Main and embedded clauses
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By and large the B-construction is restricted to main clauses. There is an A-construction in nineteenth-century Frisian featuring the perfect participle of silleshall. This A-construction is mainly found in embedded clauses. Two main clauses which are not linked by a conjunct may nevertheless be construed paratacticall as the antecedent and consequent clause of a counterfactual construction.

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