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Combinatorial properties of intransitive adpositions

Intransitive adpositions at most combine with an external argument.


The external argument is generally a Noun Phrase (NP):

Example 1

[Spikerbroeken] binne yn
jeans are in
Jeans are popular

The external argument can be the anticipatory pronoun it it, which is linked to a following infinitival clause:

Example 2

It is yn om spikerbroeken te dragen
it is in for jeans to wear
It is fashionable to wear jeans

It seems that the anticipatory pronoun can not be linked to a that-clause, in case it functions as the external argument to a particle:

Example 3

*It is yn dat spikerbroeken droegen wurde
it is in that jeans worn are
It is in fashion that jeans are worn