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Quantificational nature of the argument and linear order

The order of the complement PP with respect to the adjective depends in part upon the quantificational nature of the NP inside the complement PP. The generalisation seems to be that referential NPs (including gaps) are preferably placed to the right of the adjective (though this also depends on the lexical item involved), whereas quantified NPs are preferably placed to the left of the adjective.

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