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Negative NP
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If the prepositional complement is realised as a negative NP, then the PP must occur to the left of the adjective, as in the example below:

Example 1

omdat hy op byna niemand trots was nie
because he on almost nobody proud was not
because he was proud of almost nobody
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If the prepositional complement is realised as a negative NP, then the PP must occur to the left of the adjective, regardless of the preposition involved. This is shown in the examples below:

Example 2

*omdat hy trots op byna niemand was nie
because he proud on almost nobody was not
because he was proud of almost nobody
Example 3

omdat hy op byna niemand trots was nie
because he of almost nobody proud was not
because he was proud of almost nobody
Example 4

*omdat hy tevrede met byna niemand was nie
because he content with almost nobody was not
because he was content with almost nobody
Example 5

omdat hy met byna niemand tevrede was nie
because he with almost nobody content was not
because he was content with almost nobody
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